DUBAI: Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that leader Hassan Rouhani had swapped notes with US leader Barack Obama, confirming direct connection between the leaders of the two nations.
The United States and Iran slash off prescribed diplomatic ties in 1980, shortly after scholars and Islamic militants raged the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took American diplomats hostage.
But agents from both nations have said they are open to direct converses in alignment to find a diplomatic answer to a decade-long dispute over Iran’s atomic events, over which the West has imposed financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Tehran refutes searching atomic weapons but the joined States and its allies suppose it is employed towards a atomic weapons capability.
Iranian Foreign Ministry representative Marzieh Afkham said on Tuesday that Obama had sent Rouhani a note of commendation on the occasion of his election.
“As we have glimpsed in report accounts, this letter has been exchanged,” Afkham said, according to the ISNA report bureau. “The mechanism for swapping these notes is through current diplomatic channels.”
Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had swapped letters with Rouhani. The two men will talk on the same day at the UN General Assembly next week, though there are actually no plans for them to meet.
Rouhani, a centrist cleric who beaten more cautious candidates in June elections, has said he likes to chase “constructive interaction” with the world, lifting expectations of a discussed town to the nuclear dispute.