Two arrested over shoe flung at Iran's Rouhani: Report
TEHERAN (AFP) - Two people were arrested following the protests that greeted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's return from the United States after his landmark phone call with President Barack Obama, media reported on Sunday.
Dozens of young Islamists had gathered at Teheran airport to vent their frustration after the moderate president spoke to his American counterpart in the first such direct discussion in more than three decades.
One protester hurled a shoe at President Rouhani as he greeted a larger group of hundreds of supporters from his motorcade, but the footwear missed.
"Two people have been arrested... Anyone not wearing a shoe should have been stopped, but in fact two people were arrested, and not by us," deputy police chief Said Montazer-ol-Mehdi was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency, apparently referring to another security service.