President Hassan Rouhani returned to Iran Saturday mostly to appreciation. But a few protesters pelted Rouhani's limousine with eggs and stones in anger over his direct contact with Obama, the first between Iranian and U.S. presidents for 34 years.
A successful US policy on Iran will have to thread the needle between two camps – those who believe the US must do more to convince Iran it is wiling to compromise and those pushing for unrelenting pressure on Iran, even the threat of military strikes.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart, President Hassan Rouhani, described desires for diplomacy on the subject of nuclear armament in their speeches at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
After wide speculation that President Obama would shake hands with Iran's President Hasan Rouhani, the two leaders did not end having a private meeting at the UN General Assembly. Instead, Mr. Rouhani met with French President Francois Hollande.