U.S., Iran take ‘breakthrough’ step

KeylorBoston Herald
William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama’s last-minute phone call yesterday with Iran’s new president — the first leader-to-leader contact since 1979 — is a startling shift that experts said could finally ease fears Tehran is trying to arm itself with a nuclear weapon…

Expert quote:

“The U.S. and Iran had no contact whatsoever, no diplomatic contact, no informal contact, since the 1979 revolution. This is an extraordinary breakthrough. At least they’re talking. I think that’s an extraordinary development.”

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