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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone Friday, the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years. Iran would get only minor relief from economic sanctions under an international proposal to prevent it from producing nuclear weapons, two Obama administration officials said Friday, Nov. 15, seeking to calm concerns in Israel and on Capitol Hill that the U.S. and its allies are giving away too much to Tehran.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone Friday, the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years. Iran would get only minor relief from economic sanctions under an international proposal to prevent it from producing nuclear weapons, two Obama administration officials said Friday, Nov. 15, seeking to calm concerns in Israel and on Capitol Hill that the U.S. and its allies are giving away too much to Tehran.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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