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February 11, 2013 2:09 am

German Green Party Head High-Fives Iranian Ambassador

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JPost – Claudia Roth, chairwoman of the large Green Party in Germany, is facing a storm of criticism from media outlets, Iranian dissidents and pro-Israel advocates because she greeted Iran’s ambassador to Germany euphorically last week at the Munich security conference.

Roth’s high five, an American form of praise or encouragement, was caught on video. She used it to greet Iranian ambassador Reza Sheikh Attar, whom Iranian Kurdish dissidents accuse of massacring Kurds during his tenure as governor of the Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan provinces between 1980 and 1985.

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