President Obama called a 3:30 (EST) press conference to announce he and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani actually had a conversation on the phone. The story was originally (and assumedly) leaked by whoever the it is that runs Rouhani's Twitter account. The tweet revealed that moments before the press conference, there had been a phone conversation between the two countries' leaders.
The tweet has since been deleted and presumably an Iranian social media editor has been fired.
President Obama says he spoke on phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. VIDEO: https://t.co/3K0BpsoIoH— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 27, 2013
obama confirms the tweet. he spoke with Rouhani— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) September 27, 2013
This was the very first communication between an American and Iranian president since 1979.
Obama went on to talk about healthcare and a bunch of other stuff we will update you on in full momentarily.
In the meantime, check out this video about what happens now that the government has averted a shutdown.