Diplomacy outreach: Ayatollah Khamenei refers to Marie Harf as ‘that girl’

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Diplomacy outreach: Ayatollah Khamenei refers to Marie Harf as ‘that girl’

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has been released from the hospital after undergoing prostate surgery:

Being released from hospital, Leader thanked all who prayed for him & appreciated the efforts of doctors and nurses. pic.twitter.com/YF6g9fouUZ

— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) September 15, 2014

Khamenei said that while in the hospital, one of the Obama administration officials he followed was State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, who he referred to as “that girl”:

#Khamenei bluntly says he "had fun in hospital hearing the news of US' battle against #ISIS". Refers to Marie Harf as "that girl".

— Mohsen Masihi (@theStoronnik) September 15, 2014

"That girl who is their spokesperson" said #Iran's leader in reference to @marieharf

— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) September 15, 2014

#Iran leader’s team clarifies which State Dep. “Girl” he had in mind. It’s @marieharf not Jen Psaki @statedeptspox http://t.co/wAL0h3ZTlk

— Zahra Rahimi (@Zahra__Rahimi) September 15, 2014

The Harf mockery has gone global!

It's insane how much crap @marieharf has to put up with. https://t.co/VRmFRj1qeE

— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) September 15, 2014

Let’s face it, any lunacy coming from Iranian leadership aside, Harf does invite some of her criticism.

When the Ayatollah Khamenei hands you lemons, make lemonade. Maybe this should be Harf’s intro music when she enters for her next presser:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/15/international-diplomacy-outreach-ayatollah-khamenei-refers-to-marie-harf-as-that-girl/

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