Mark Levin, interviewed by Jake Tapper at CNN, has interesting take on Obama and what he’s doing with Iran.
Watch the interview here at Right Scoop.
Obama, Rouhani speak by phone in first direct US-Iran communication since 1979
US President believes a “comprehensive” solution can be reached.
NEW YORK – US President Barack Obama called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday, breaking over three decades of cold silence between the leaderships of the two nations.
The two leaders spoke before Rouhani left to return to Tehran after a four-day debut visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly.
This is the first direct communication between an American and Iranian president since 1979.
“Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Obama said from the White House Friday afternoon. “I reiterated to President Rouhani what I said in New York: While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward, and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive agreement.”
A senior administration official told reporters that the historic call lasted 15 minutes, opening with Obama congratulating Rouhani on his election and ending with Obama saying farewell in Farsi.
The White House has been in consultation with the Israeli government as well as leaders of Congress over the call.
The two leaders spoke through interpreters, as is commonplace among foreign leaders, the official said.