Obama, Rouhani back resumption of nuclear talks, but give little ground on long-held positions

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 8:08 PM

UNITED NATIONS — Hopeful yet unyielding, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani both spoke up fervently for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks Tuesday at the U.N. — but gave no ground on the long-held positions that have scuttled previous attempts to break the impasse.

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