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    Iran to Study Resuming U.S. Flights

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answers questions during an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    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.

    First time since 1979 revolution.

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

    Read it at Associated Press