Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 4:58pm EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has discussed ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND').

In a readout of the call, the White House says the U.S. and France are in "full agreement" regarding a deal they, along with four other world powers, presented to Iran. The White House says the U.S. and France consider the proposal to be a "sound step" toward ensuring Iran is not seeking a bomb.

The statement was an attempt to quell speculation of cracks among the six world powers negotiating with Iran. During the talks in Geneva, France expressed concerns that the proposed limits on Iran's ability to make nuclear fuel don't go far enough.

U.S. officials later said it was Iran who couldn't agree to the deal. Talks resume next week.

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