The newly-elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is scheduled to speak in New York this week.
He says he wants to talk with President Obama, insisting Iran has no nuclear weapons ambitions, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
If the two leaders were to meet, it would be a groundbreaking diplomatic move, but Israel is warning against it.
A very public invitation to meet came from Iran's president on Twitter as Rouhani said Sunday he was ready for dialogue without preconditions.
While no meeting has been set, the White House is clear it may be time to talk, if Iran is serious about giving up the desire the U.S. says it has to make a nuclear bomb.
Hassan Rouhani does already plan to meet with France's President Hollande, who, like the U.S., backs rebels in Syria against Iran's ally there, the Syrian regime.
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Monday's "Award of the Day" goes to the dogs.
See CNN's John Berman show one Siberian Husky having his way with a pile of leaves and another canine that's a cross between a Staffordshire Terrier and a German Shepherd who strikes a resemblance to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a homeless finds and returns $42,000 and gets so much more instead. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.
Boston homeless man Glen James found a bag containing more than $42,000 in cash and travelers checks. He could have kept the money free-and-clear, but instead he turned it in saying, "There's no way I could have kept even a penny of that money, there's just no way."
A complete stranger who lives hundreds of miles away in Virginia was so moved by the story that he started an online fundraising drive that's raised over $140,000.
Now, the homeless man can buy his own house.
Pop super-star Rihanna takes a controversial photo with a protected primate and it leads to arrests. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.
Rihanna posted a close up of herself with a slow loris to her instagram page, for her nearly 32 million followers, while in Thailand during a break from touring.
The creature is a nocturnal primate with large eyes native to Southeast Asia where it's listed as an endangered species.
The pictures caused quite a few people to be upset and after seeing it, authorities sprang into action and actually arrested a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy.
Police reports, "Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture and... police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists."
According to NBC News, the pair could face charges of possessing two of the protected animals, which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and a $1,300 fine.
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