September 27, 2013 6:59 PM

Obama, Rouhani talk on phone for 15 minutes, breaking 34-year freeze

Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani spoke Friday by telephone in the first conversation between the presidents of the United States and Iran in more than 30 years, a stunning and unexpected development that may boost prospects for settling the years-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear program and other long divisive issues.

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