Iranian President Hassan Rowhani earlier this month.
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September 20, 2013 Ahead of next week's opening of the U.N.'s general assembly, where he and other leaders will address the world, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is continuing what some have called a charm offensive.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
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August 7, 2013 The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.
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