Iran president praises 'positive' Obama approach: NBC
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday praised his US counterpart Barack Obama for taking a "positive" approach in an exchange of letters.
"From my point of view, the tone of the letter was positive and constructive," Mr Rouhani told NBC News ahead of a visit to the UN General Assembly in New York.
"It could be subtle and tiny steps for a very important future," Mr Rouhani said, according to the US network's website.
"I believe the leaders in all countries could think in their national interest and they should not be under the influence of pressure groups. I hope to witness such an atmosphere in the future," he was quoted as saying.