Skip to comments.Reports: Rouhani Home with US 'Gift' of Silver Griffin
Posted on 09/28/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by ColdOne
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday brought home a 2,700-year-old Persian artifact the US administration gave him as "a special gift" to Iranians, media reports said.
"The Americans contacted us on Thursday and said 'we have a gift for you'," Rouhani told reporters upon arrival at the airport in Tehran, the ILNA news agency reported.
"They gave it back as a special gift to the Iranian nation."
Rouhani was speaking of a 7th century BC silver Persian drinking cup in the shape of a winged Griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion.
It is reported to be worth more than a million dollars.
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This POTUS B****** is now giving priceless relics to terrorist scum who murder Christians. That’s Hussein’s MO.
Rouhani made history on Friday by speaking on the phone to US President Barack Obama in the first contact between Iranian and American leaders since the 1979 Islamic revolution.? amazing
that... cup is NOT something I would care to drink from..
I don’t want to be friends with Iran. I want to be their worst enemy and then do something about it.
We owe them big time for letting them murder our people and we never did anything about it.
hes softening him up for a date...
0 courts our enemies, and shuns our allies.
Dear Lord, help us.
So we prop up this regime, but Mubarak and Kadafi had to go?
At least Obama didn’t give him an Ipod with his speeches on it.
I guess the clown in chief figures he can bribe the President of the Number One Terrorist supporting Countries on the Planet into leaving us alone.Wishful thinking isn’t it?
The world is laughing at the silly ass that is our POTUS, begging favors from murdering dictators.
At least he didn’t give them a boxed set of DVDs which won’t work in their zone.
Yep. Remember when the Iranian people filled the streets, and 0 looked the other way.
Apparently, there is something about the current regime that pleases him, and he sees no need to replace it with the Muslim Brotherhood : /
That would have been cheaper.
Who do you think paid for the million dollar “artifact”?
I only hope that this administration had the common sense to plant listening devices in it. Nah not a chance.
Was this artifact his to give away?!?
remind me again who in Iran signs the death warrant when they hang homosexuals?
remind me again when our Christian citizen being held in Iranian jail is being released as a “special gift”?
remind me again who made those IED’s that killed our troops in Iraq?
Since this relic predates Islam, it will be melted down so not remnant of Persian ascendancy remains.
“Was this artifact his to give away?!?”
It’s probably some piece of furniture from the white house that Moochele doesn’t like.
This sends a curious message, but I doubt Obama’s State Dept had the sense to intend anything more subtle than “look, we’re giving you back something we stole, as a reminder of why you hate us.” I guess another iPod with Obama’s greatest capitulations was voted down.
Pre-Islamic artifacts are not exactly at the top of the interest list for Islamists. Will Iranians see this as an attempt to divide and conquer by appealing to (relatively) secular interests versus fundamentalists and Revolutionary Guard hardliners? Or does an evocation of the Persian Empire imply US acceptance of Iranian regional hegemony?
He gave back a bust of Churchill to England. Next thing you know he’ll be giving away the keys to the WH... oh, wait... never mind. He should stick to giving away baskets of DVDs of his most fabulous moments.
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