WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to thank him for his part in the recent nuclear deal with Iran, the White House said.
"The President thanked President Putin for Russia's significant role in achieving this milestone, the culmination of nearly 20 months of intense negotiations," the White House said in a statement.
It added that Obama & Putin agreed to remain in close touch as the Iran deal is implemented & would work together to reduce tensions in the Middle East, particularly in Syria.
p> Russia was one of the six major powers that negotiated the deal reached with Iran on Tuesday in Vienna. The others were the United States, Germany, the European Union, China, Britain & France.
(Reporting by Julia Edwards in Denison, Texas, & Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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