|Obama-Rouhani phone talk a thorn in eye of ill-wishers: Zarif||
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the recent visit of President Hassan Rouhani to New York and his telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barak Obama have become “a thorn in the eyes the ill-wishers of Iran, Islam, and (the Islamic) revolution.”
“I do not know that why some in Tehran are putting this visit and conversation, which is a thorn in the eyes of the ill-wishers of Iran, Islam and the revolution, under question by ill-considered statements,” Zarif wrote on his Facebook.
Obama and Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran's nuclear program.
The 15-minute call was the culmination of a dramatic shift in tone between Iran and the United States, which cut diplomatic relations with Iran a year after the 1979 revolution that toppled U.S. ally Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and led to the U.S. Embassy hostage incident in Tehran.
According to Rouhani, the two men "expressed their mutual political will to rapidly solve the nuclear issue."
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