The Iran Deal

Obama, Iran FM Shake Hands on Sidelines of UN General Assembly – Barak Ravid

NEW YORK – U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif shook hands on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly late Monday night. The greeting was the first handshake between a U.S. president and a senior Iranian official since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The same time on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York marked the first meeting of the Iranian foreign minister and six world powers – the U.S., Russia, China, France Germany, and the U.K. – since the declaration of the nuclear deal. The meeting, which lasted for an hour, monitored implementation of the nuclear deal.

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