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U.K. Prime Minister Phones Iranian President

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron has telephoned Iranian President Hassan Rohani to discuss Iran's nuclear development program and the situation in Syria.

Cameron's call on November 19 was the first by a British prime minister to an Iranian president in more than a decade.

A statement on the U.K. government's website said the two leaders discussed their countries' bilateral relationship, including Britain's appointment of a non-resident charge d'affaires for Iran last week.

Cameron emphasized the "necessity of Iran comprehensively addressing the concerns of the international community about their nuclear program, including the need for greater transparency."

The statement also said "there was agreement on the need for a political solution to end the bloodshed" in Syria