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Iran to Study Resuming U.S. Flights

Wow, that must have been one powerful phone call. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked for a study into resuming direct flights between his country and the U.S., which have not occurred since the 1979 revolution. The groundbreaking move comes just days after a phone call between Rouhani and U.S. President Obama, the first direct contact between nations. Rouhani’s ultimate goal is to ease Western sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, but it appears he is willing to expand contact between nations.

Watch a brief history of the U.S.-Iran relationship.

September 30, 2013 9:15 AM

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