Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Tehran this morning. According to Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, not everyone in Iran is happy with Rouhani’s outreach to the United States.

Financial Times correspondent Najmeh Bozorgmehr also was there:

A photographer snapped this photo of the scene:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • CasualMeyhem

    The bus got out of the parking lot? The Republican Guard is slipping.

  • Steve_J

    Don’t know why, he’s going to have Obama eating out of his hand shortly.

    • Deborah Hallsted

      Because they are “brothers of the same father”.


        I bet you’re right too, this whole thing is just a big waste of time anyway !!! The President of Iran is nothing more than a figure head, or bobble head doll as I like to call him, that can only shake his head YES to everything, the Supreme Leader is the one in charge & is in total control in Iran & especially the neclear program !! The president in Iran is as important as Jay Carney is here, you tell them what I want them to know & thats it, thats how the Supreme leader rolls !!!

        These mental midgets in Iran have no intentions of stopping their nuclear program, they are just fishing for the most important thing they need right now, TIME !! All this just to be able to enrich their uranium to the point of a full fledged nuclear device ( 90% ) !!! Iran was only at 20% or so enrichment when President BOBO took office here in America, but now because of all of BOBO’s yapping & not doing anything about Iran’s nuclear program, Iran is now at 70% enriched uranium, only 20% from making a full fledged nuclear device & after the 50% mark the process goes even quicker !!!!

        Again all these sanctions did was hurt the Iranian people since the Supreme Leader already had all the materials & centrifuges he needed to get the uranium to this point, he just needed TIME !! The sanctions didn’t affect the Supreme Leaders nuclear program, only the people suffered !! Now guess where Iran got the WMD materials from, DING ! DING ! DING ! THATS RIGHT IRAQ !!! THIS WAS BACK IN 2003 WHEN HUSSEIN WAS CAUGHT ON U2 SPY PLANE VIDEO PACKING UP 18 WHEELERS & SHIPPING ALL THOSE WMD’s TO HIS NEIGHBORS !!! Iran & iraq were enemies but Hussein figured the jig was up for him so who better to give those WMD’s to then a bunch of NEANDERTHALS like Hussein himself !!! Hussein figured if they could figure out how to use them THEY WOULD USE THEM !!!!!

        • Deborah Hallsted

          I think the most bizarre result of the Odumbo effect is he makes or writes a statement, such as “all nations have the right to nuclear capability”-and it doesn’t register with anyone. He has completely been open in some of his beliefs, and yet if one quotes O to a slobbering Obamaphilliac, a glazed look is the only answer. His own words don’t penetrate the star-struck aura of his “awesomeness”.

          • IMPEACH_BOBO

            How right you are too Deborah, I never thought I lived in a country where about half our population are dumbarses !! I blame the LAME STREAM MEDIA for false reporting, not reporting on BOBO’s FAILURES & DEBACLES, & for lying all thru the 2012 campaign about BOBO & putting their approval on this JACK@$$ FLEEBAGGER !!! Because of this BS from the LSM they have created what Republicans call low information voters, now couple that with VOTER FRAUD that happened in both 2008 & 2012 & you can see why we are in the shape we are in right now !!

            I blame the LSM for not telling these minions who follow instead of lead, that their messiah is really the ANTICHRIST !!! I thought for sure people would see BOBO for what he was in his first 4 years but I was sadly let down, now I know that BOBO won the 2008 & 2012 election by VOTER FRAUD but even without the fraud BOBO would have barely lost with about 46% of the population still behind him, that is distrubing to say the least !!!

            I have a great example of what kind of people voted for this JACK@$$, & voted twice for him none the less !! I went to my girlfriends family gathering in Nov. 2012 !! Now all these family memebers are well to do, college educated people, very nice & pleasant but when I asked why they voted for BOBO I got some really distrubing answers !!! Out of the 34 family members that were at the house 33 were Dems, when I pressed for a reason they all voted for BOBO, I got answers like he did a great job in his first 4 years, I swear to you I thought I was in the twilight zone or something !!!

            I will say that most of these family members voted for this JACK@$$ because he was bIack, I call that RACISM but against themselves since they are the ones who are going to pay the price for all of these RAClST policies this RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGER has passed !!! Don’t forget that BOBO tried to pass REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, Cap & Trade, & a bunch of FAILED green energy policies costing Americans BILLIONS of dollars !!! Who do these highly educated family members think is going to pay for these FAILURES & DEBACLES, of course it will be themselves & they voted for it to happen !! These might be highly eduacted people but that really isn’t very smart on their part !!! I guess just because you are book smart doesn’t mean you have common sense !!

            Now when I hear them talk about BOBO, they all blame the Republicans for all of BOBO’s self created FAILURES & DEBACLES !!! I think they see that BOBO is a complete failure but because they have been playing up their false messiah, they just can’t admit to themselves that BOBO just might be the ANITCHRIST !!! I have a really bad feeling that we are going to end up with the same problem we had in 2001 when Bush had to deal with 9-11 !!! This was all because of Clinton’s failure to get Osama back in 1998 when the Military Brass told Clinton they had the chance to get Osama & left this POS TERRORIST to live another day all because Clinton was going thru IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS for prejury & he didn’t want to rock the boat further !!

            The only problem this time is it could very well be Iran with a nuclear bomb & that is a scary thought !!! Iran is just playing for TIME because Iran already has everything they need to make a full fledged nuclear bomb, all they need is TIME to enrich the uranium to the 90% mark needed for a full fledged nuclear bomb !!! Now all thru BOBO first term all BOBO could talk about was having talks with Iran, guess what that does, IT GIVE IRAN EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED, TIME !!!!!

            I fear that our next President is going to inherit a huge mess & I will bet it is going to be a Republican President who will have to clean up another FLEEBAGGER mess, just like Bush had to do in 2001 because of Clinton !!!! I already see this happening & is the reason my America flag stays in the garage & not in the front yard like it had been everyday since 9-11-2001 !!!

          • Deborah Hallsted

            I completely agree. I am quite curious and baffled about people such as your girlfriends family. I know there is a widespread complacency, ennui, intellectual laziness, and/or people who are too fixated on their own worldview and liberal ideology; that list covers a vast majority of the Ayatollah Obeyme’s voter base. Add to that group the grossly misinformed ostriches, their heads buried so far down real news rarely penetrates their stubborn tunnel vision.
            Leftists by and large have the firmly entrenched thought pattern that having a conservative or republican in the WH will set back race relations, abortion “strides”, gay rights, and give power to the “giant military industrial complex” and the 1%. That is their rigid dogma.

            It is a slash and burn viewpoint that they cannot or will not question their own narrow mindedness; facts, statistics, logic, reason-there is no doubt that can penetrate their wall of conviction.

            Those outside my family nuclei, but in intimate contact with us, fall into both the complacency and lazy category, politics is uninteresting, doesn’t impact their lives, isn’t important, think they’re too busy, or feel “it will all work out somehow”.
            I know I and my immediate family are passionate about politics because I’m an immigrant, and raised them to understand how wonderful this country is, how amazing it’s core values and origins, and how privileged they are to live here, as Cruz’s and Rubio’s family did.
            The others truly don’t want to invest their time finding out how profoundly current political events can impact their lives.
            Most of the above would take the “blue pill”, they don’t want to encounter the possibility that what they see and hear could be wrong,don’t want to shake up the status quo, and everything around them reflects that “reality”.
            I greatly fear that this ignorance on their part will cost them what they DO value; their freedom to be absolutely wrong.

          • TexSizzle

            Ask them which president said the following, give them a quote, and then when they guess that President Bush said it and they’re against it, tell them that it was Mr. 0bama who said it and you agree that it’s no good. Watch their heads spin.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Wish I drank, could be a fun game.

    • FilleGitane

      Got that right. Despite the PR spin Rouhani is no reformer. He’s a consummate insider, protege of Khommeni, and a tool of world class liar, Khamenei. Iran knows Obama is a desperate failure and a fool. The mullahs saw how he caved in Syria. They think they can play him to ease sanctions and try to gain legitimacy for their ‘peaceful purpose’ nukes. The mullahs have never negotiated on good faith regarding nukes and they never will.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        Because he lives a Western lifestyle. Anyone familiar with the steps taken in becoming a devout extremist muslim, knows that O is not an openly practicing fundamentalist, and thus he only has the cred of his office, and what he has accomplished to infiltrate and change America.

  • JeffWRidge

    Considering the price of eggs and shoes these days, those people must really be upset. At least rocks are usually free.

    I have to say, the mental image of two angry groups chanting “Allah o Akbar” at each other gives me a laugh.

    • TheRealJackpineSavage

      I saw the same visual. Priceless.

  • grais

    “…brings back the hegemonic powers…???”
    That’s from hard-liners?
    Seriously, I don’t get it.

    • Clayton Grant

      You’re right, especially considering that Iran’s ruling clergy is a classic example of hegemony.

      • grais

        If Iran’s hegemonic powers have ever abated, I missed it.
        And why would Iranian “hard-liners” be railing against those powers?
        This is very confusing.

        • Clayton Grant

          To those Iranians who support the ruling clergy, the newly elected Rouhani would appear to be an appeaser just for speaking to Obama, just as some Obama supporters would balk at Obama trying to make any kind of deal with the Tea Party. On the other side, a lot of Iranians are tired of hardline policies.
          Here’s a pretty good write-up on the situation in Iran.

          • grais

            Thanks; that was informative. I can understand that hard-liners are opposed to Rouhani’s speaking to Obama. But I still don’t understand how protests AGAINST hegemony can be attributed to “hard-line” Iranians. Or how a connection can be made (if one is being made) between speaking to West and bringing back hegemony.

            Seems crazy. Then again, I’ve pretty much always seen Iran as crazy.

          • Clayton Grant

            They don’t see their ruling elite as hegemony. They see any influence by the US as hegemony. Just a matter of perspective.

          • grais

            See? They Are crazy.

          • TexSizzle

            Typical leftist projection is my guess.

  • JamesInStowOhio

    Eggs??? I thought hardline Iranian protesters usually hurled human body parts.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s magic touch strikes again.

  • ObamaFail

    Must be racist Tea Partiers!!! – liberal logic