President Obama's phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani marks the first time the nations' leaders have communicated directly since 1979. What does this mean for their future relationship? NBC's Chuck Todd reports.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had finished his last meetings in New York Friday and was in a car headed to the airport when President Barack Obama called, ending a more than three-decade deep freeze between Iran and the U.S.
Naturally, Rouhani took to Twitter to mark the historic event.
Rouhani characterized more of his communications with Obama, but he later deleted those tweets (captured as text below).
In a press conference on Friday afternoon, Obama noted that his conversation with Rouhani "underscores the deep mistrust between our countries, but also indicates the prospect of moving on that difficult history."
Rouhani's visit to the UN was hailed as major progress in U.S.-Iranian relations even before Friday afternoon. On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Secretary of State John Kerry held a one-on-one meeting, the first between the U.S. and Iran in a generation.