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A thawing of Iranian and US relations

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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 September 2013

Although the presidents of Iran and US didn't actually meet face to face at the UN there seems to have been a distinct thawing of relations between the two countries. Mr Rouhani who took office in August is keen to smooth relations with the West and he did sit down for talks with the head of the International Monetary Fund - another sign that he is keen for Iran to be brought back into the global fold. We discuss what the future might hold for the former pariah state.

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