Iran ambassador ‘high-fives’ German female lawmaker, sparks furor

Iran ambassador ‘high-fives’ German female lawmaker, sparks furor
# 13 February 2013 10:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Konul Jafarli – APA. A “high-five” greeting between Iran’s ambassador to Germany and Germany’s Green Party Chairman Claudia Roth during a security meeting in Munich has caused furor in in the Islamic Republic, APA reports quoting Al Arabiya News.

A spokesman of Raza Sheikh Attar respondent to critics back home saying the ambassador did not break any Islamic law because the “high five” touch with the German female MP was “accidental.”

The spokesman said the Roth attempted to politely wave to the Roth but "he was completely surprised by this unexpected gesture.”

Roth, a vocal critic of Iran downplayed the incident. A spokesman of Roth said she was committed to “the Iranian opposition movement” and attributed the high-five to the fact both knew each other for years.

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