Obama, Rouhani speak on the phone in first direct communication since 1979

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 27, 2013 22:47

US President Barack Obama has spoken on the phone with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Friday, he told a press briefing.

The two spoke before Rouhani left to return to Tehran after a four-day debut visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly.

This is the first direct communication between an American and Iranian president since 1979.


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