On Politics of God
Apparently Khatami is strongly denying handshake with Katsav
. It is a bit hard to decide whether they actually shook hands or not. On one hand, from the photo, it's hard to imagine the two standing side-by-side (or back-to-back?!) have not shook hands, on the other hand, it's hard again to believe that no body took a photo of that when Khatami has been subject to a lot of attention by attending the Pope's funeral.
Katsav says he greeted the Iranian president in Persian, and they talked about Yazd, the central city in Iran which both were born. Khatami denied this all as soon as entering Iran, right in the MehrAbad airport! His speech was offensive, at best. Everybody I've talked to believe that the news has happened, just that Khatami is feared to confirm that.
Katsav also added that it's been just being polite, not to be taken political... And Iranian government do not let its sportsmen (wrestlers mostly) to play with Israeli opponents.