Video : US President speaks by phone to Iran s President

Saturday, 28 September 2013 - 8:20



US President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to Irans Hassan Rouhani - the first such top-level conversation in more than 30 years.


Obama spoke of a "unique opportunity" to make progress with Irans new leadership, amid a flurry of diplomacy over its nuclear programme.


Earlier, Rouhani said Iran was keen to reach a deal soon.


He also asserted that Iran did not seek a nuclear bomb, as Western powers have long suspected.