Iran is a little too enthusiastic here. Bragging about humiliating Obama is like boasting that you beat up a punching bag. Everyone else has already humiliated Obama.
“At the meeting we had with the president, Rohani said: ‘After I won the elections, Obama relayed a message to me, [even] before [my September 2013] visit to New York. The White House contacted me five times seeking a meeting.’ Now the question must be asked: Why does this superpower insist on meeting Iran’s president… while calling us a third-world [country]?
“Rohani said: During my journey to New York, I arrived at the hotel on Monday night and again they contacted me from the White House. I assembled the delegation accompanying me and we decided not to meet [with Obama]. On Tuesday afternoon after the press conference, they said to me, ‘why did you humiliate Obama and America?’, and I said there was no humiliation.
Here I recalled the words of the Imam [Khomeini] who said that one must humiliate the infidel leaders.
“The next part comes from [Foreign Minister] Zarif, who said: ‘Wednesday and Thursday passed, and on Friday they contacted me five times from the White House and said that there should at least be a courtesy telephone conversation.’
I asked why a superpower needs to meet or ask us how we are.
“If Obama asked for a meeting five times before the visit to New York and several times during the visit, it’s because over these eight years measures were taken [by Iran] and, as a result, the United States [now] needs Iran. In Syria, the U.S. did not manage to attack and was humiliated.
In practice, Obama was humiliated because he did not stand up to Iran, and hence it is necessary to meet with Iran’s president to show that he is a strong man and tell the world.”
These cheap Islamic thugs are wrong of course. Obama never intended to beat them. The sanctions were just a way of getting Iran to the table so that Obama could cut a deal with them against the protests of the national security crowd.
Obama doesn’t think that he’s being humiliated because he doesn’t seem himself as an American leader. He sees America being humiliated by him where Iran sees Obama as the representative of America being humiliated by them.