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As news spread that Pres. Obama had called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, Reza Sayah reports live from Tehran with reaction from the Iranian people.
It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.
It has been a historic week at the United Nations General Assembly that ended in a significant first step today: A meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. It is the highest level meeting between the two countries since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Many people are hopeful that it could spur some movement towards a diplomatic solution on the issue of Iranian nuclear power. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
He was elected only months ago, but he is already starting to change the face of Iran on the world stage. Hassan Rouhani, a former nuclear negotiator and national security adviser, is Iran's new president, and he made his big debut at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday by asking the world to say, "yes to peace and no to war."
Who is this man, and can the U.S. really trust his charm offensive? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Be sure to catch Christiane Amanpour's interview with Pres. Hassan Rouhani on AC360, tonight 8 pm ET.