Iran’s president denied that he shook hands with Israel’s president at Pope John Paul II’s funeral. “This claim is baseless, like other Zionist claims of the past,” Mohammed Khatami told the IRNA news service Saturday. The handshake at last Friday’s funeral was widely reported in Western media, including The New York Times.
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