Video : US President speaks by phone to Iran s President

Saturday, 28 September 2013 - 8:20

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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.