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Obama and Rouhani spoke on phone about nuclear issue

27 September 2013 Last updated at 21:45 BST

US President Barack Obama has spoken with Iran's Hassan Rouhani about the country's nuclear programme - the highest level contact between the two states since 1979.

Mr Obama said he had a telephone conversation with Mr Rouhani, during which they agreed to direct their teams to work towards an agreement on the nuclear issue.

Mr Obama said: "I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution."

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