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No meeting, but Obama and Rowhani offer hope for peace

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President Barack Obama and Iran's new leader Tuesday made very tentative moves to end decades of hostility between their countries but could not break the deadlock enough to organize a meeting. 

United States President Barack Obama addresses delegates during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 24, 2013.

Obama said a "meaningful" accord was possible if Iran ends concerns over its nuclear program. New Iranian president Hassan Rowhani called on the US leader to ignore "war-mongering pressure groups" to make a deal.

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