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Rouhani Blows Off Obama At The United Nations

From the Politico:

Rouhani declines to meet Obama at United Nations General Assembly

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | September 24, 2013

President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not meet at the United Nations on Tuesday, senior administration officials said. The White House had offered to have “an encounter” between the two leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, but Iranian officials ultimately declined.

Why are we begging Iran to meet with us, anyway? Aren’t they the bad guys who should be coming ‘hat in hand’ to us?

“The Iranians have an internal dynamic that they have to manage and the relationship with the United States is clearly quite different than the relationship that Iran has with other Western nations,” a senior administration official said.

U.S. and Iranian officials had been discussing the possibility of an Obama-Rouhani meeting for days, an official said. Ultimately, though, “it was clear that it was too complicated for them.”

So, despite all of his love letters, Rouhani blew off Obama. In fact, according to Fox & Friends, Rouhani passed on three separate opportunities.

Rouhani skipped a lunch at the United Nations that offered him and Obama the most likely chance of an informal meeting, as both leaders signal willingness to engage in new talks.

Just like Lucy always signaled her willingness to hold the football for Charlie Brown.

While Obama and Rouhani did not meet face-to-face while in New York, the two have taken steps to thaw the U.S.-Iran relationship, exchanging letters in recent weeks. On Tuesday morning, Obama publicly reached out to Iran.

“The roadblocks may prove to be too great, but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested,” he told the General Assembly. “For while the status quo will only deepen Iran’s isolation, Iran’s genuine commitment to go down a different path will be good for the region and the world, and will help the Iranian people meet their extraordinary potential — in commerce and culture, in science and education."

While U.S.-Iran “mistrust has deep roots” dating back more than three decades, Obama said he is open to cautious cooperation. “I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, that can serve as a major step down a long road towards a different relationship, one based on mutual interests and mutual respect,” he said.

Hilarious. Even Obama’s Secretary Of State, John Kerry, has said back in 2007 that Iran had the right to pursue their nuclear program. And Obama probably believes this, as well.

Given Rouhani’s expressed willingness to engage in talks, Obama has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to lead U.S. efforts, working with the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China.

And you know that will work out.

Rouhani was not in the hall for Obama’s speech, though a delegation led by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif did watch the president speak. Reporters in the room didn’t see the delegation visibly respond to Obama’s offer of a new round of diplomacy.

Has it come to this? We have to watch the body language of these Iranian thugs for signs of hope that they might speak to us someday?

Had Obama and Rouhani met, it would have been the first time that a U.S. president and a leader of Iran had met face-to-face since Dec. 31, 1977, when President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, were New Year’s Eve guests of the Shah. Carter praised his host for leading “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world,” and for cooperating closely with the United States on foreign policy…

And then Carter turned around and cast the Shah to the wolves, which began the whole Muslim fundamentalist movement in the Middle East.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Rouhani Blows Off Obama At The United Nations”

  1. GetBackJack says:





  2. Petronius says:

    The wife of Saeed Abedini, the Christian pastor who is being beaten and tortured in an Iranian prison, was able to pass a letter to Rouhani’s delegation.


    But somehow the divine Nerobama, he of the glistening pectorals, who quiets the waters and heals the planet, cannot get a word in edgewise.

    Perhaps Nerobama needs to sharpen up his bowing skills.

  3. canary says:

    Too much to laugh at.

  4. Right of the People says:

    I still don’t see why we’re even bothering with these clowns. All opening relations with them would get us would be Swiftboat John and the Obamanation giving away more stuff to them and getting nothing at all in return and lowering what little status we have left in the world.

    • captstubby says:

      diplomacy American style as it should be,

      1 trust, but verify.

      2 reward your friends, crush your enemies.

      3 bomb them back to the Stone Age( Thursday).

      and 4 ,if everything else fails, Stop Sending The Checks!

    • Noyzmakr says:

      I still like Rush’s idea of an excrement list. You don’t get a dime of aid, we don’t come to your rescue and we don’t talk to you if you bad mouth the US or do anything to make our list.

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