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Obama ‘accidentally’ shakes hands with Iran’s foreign minister

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian news agency says President Barack Obama and Iran’s foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.


Tuesday’s report by the official IRNA agency quotes an unnamed diplomatic official as saying Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came upon Obama “accidentally” and the two shook hands.

A White House official confirmed this Tuesday, saying “there was a brief interaction at the luncheon, where they shook hands.” This official spoke on grounds of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

It represented the first handshake……


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