President Barack Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) to congratulate her on Berlin's plan to contribute to a fund to stabilize the European economy.
The White House says Merkel offered her own congratulations on Senate's passage of a financial overhaul bill that Obama has pushed.
A White House spokesman says the leaders also discussed Iran's disputed nuclear program, and other issues in advance of the G-20 summit next month in Canada.
Obama called Merkel after he gave the graduation address Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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