Turkish President Gül hails Obama-Rouhani phone call
NEW YORK – Anadolu Agency
Turkish President Abdullah Gül greets crowd after the Frider Prayer, in Brooklyn Sept. 27. AA photoTurkish President Abdullah Gül has hailed the historic phone conversation between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iran’s newly-elected leader, Hassan Rouhani, on Sept. 27 – the highest-level contact between the two countries since 1979.
“I am pleased to learn the phone call between President Obama and President Rohani,” Gül said, tweeting in English. “I have also been encouraging such dialogue for a long time. I hope this would be a good start.”
Obama confirmed during a press statement that he held a phone conversation with Rouhani, adding that both “expressed their mutual political will to rapidly solve the nuclear issue.”
Iran’s Presidency also confirmed the talks shortly after Obama’s statement.
Gül is continuing his tour in New York, where he attended the United Nations annual General Assembly.