Shoe thrown as Rouhani home after historic Obama call
TEHERAN (AFP) - A shoe was thrown at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's motorcade on Saturday as he arrived home to a mixed reception after his historic call with US President Barack Obama.
Iranian newspapers hailed the first contact with a US president in more than three decades as the ending of a long taboo.
The Etemad newspaper carried a front-page photomontage of Mr Rouhani and Mr Obama side by side. "Historic contact on way home," read its banner headline.
But Mr Rouhani's 15-minute conversation with the leader of a country long derided as the "Great Satan" was too much for some hardliners.