The handshake between Obama and Zarif in New York, became an internal problem in Iran. The Iranian Parliament, condemned the meeting and asked to Zarif to explain his decision to shake hands with the American President. The MP Alireza Zakani, accused the Iranian Foreign Minister to have done an “unforgivable error”, which serves only the interest of the enemy. After the official condemnation, the Iranian MPs started to chant the slogan “Death to America”.
After the attacks, the Iranian foreign Ministry was forced to react. The Iranian TV reported that the Foreign Ministry informed that the meeting between Obama and Zarif “was accidental”. More, speaking about the handshake between the two leaders, the Iranian anchorman did not admit directly the fact, but only said that “some agencies reported” the news.