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Iran's president lobbies over Twitter for UN meeting with Obama
« on: September 24, 2013, 10:02:50 AM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/324135-irans-president-lobbies-for-meeting-at-un-with-obama


Iran's president lobbies over Twitter for UN meeting with Obama
By Jonathan Easley - 09/24/13 08:55 AM ET

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani lobbied for a meeting with President Obama over Twitter on Tuesday.

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Dr. Hassan Rouhani @drRouhani

96% of the participants in a survey by The @Guardiannews voted Yes to #Obama-#Rouhani's meeting. #UNGA
7:34 AM - 24 Sep 2013


The tweets came amid debate in the U.S. over whether Obama should engage his Iranian counterpart, and just hours before their paths may cross at the United Nations Geneal Assembly.

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Dr. Hassan Rouhani @drRouhani

@NBCnews: #Obama and #Rouhani could make history with a handshake. #UNGA
7:33 AM - 24 Sep 2013


The White House has signaled a willingness to open talks with Iran, after the country made a handful of diplomatic overtures to the U.S.

Obama and Rouhani do not have plans to meet, but Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to meet with his Iranian counterpart on Thursday.

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Dr. Hassan Rouhani @drRouhani

Hoseinian, Iranian #MP: "If Pres. #Rouhani holds talks with the US he will be fully supported." #Obama #UNGA
7:34 AM - 24 Sep 2013


On Monday, senators from both parties warned the president that the recent thaw was merely a ploy by Iran buy time to build out a nuclear weapons arsenal.



The U.S. and Iran broke off diplomatic relations in 1980.







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