One phone call won’t restore relations, says Rouhani’s ally

To calm the worries of Iranian hardliners, Dep Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told the Fars news agency Sunday: "Definitely, a history of high tensions between Tehran and Washington will not go back to normal relations due to a phone call, meeting or negotiation." He was referring to the bonhomie marking White House-Tehran exchanges which culminated in the historic 15-minute phone talk between Barack Obama and the Iranian president Friday.


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