UPDATE 2-Obama, China’s Hu talk Iran, trade in hour call

(Adds details from Chinese reports)

* Yuan not mentioned in reports of talk by either country

* Obama underlined importance of Iran cooperation

* Hu stressed trade, Tibet and Taiwan

By Jeff Mason and Chris Buckley

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, April 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Chinese President
Hu Jintao told U.S. President Barack Obama their two nations
should defuse economic strains through negotiations, but
neither leader touched on the yuan dispute in remarks published
on Friday.

Hu made the conciliatory comments in an hour-long talk with
Obama that also covered the Iran nuclear dispute and China’s
demands over Tibet and Taiwan, two areas that recently flared
as sore-spots in U.S.-China relations.

The top-level talk capped a week of easing tensions between
the two big powers.

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UPDATE 2-Obama, China’s Hu talk Iran, trade in hour call