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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Criticized For Shaking The Hand And Bowing His Head To The Iranian Foreign Minister


The National: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau under fire for warm greeting of Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran refuses to co-operate fully after shooting down plane carrying dozens of Canadian citizens

Canada’s Justin Trudeau was under fire on Saturday for his warm embrace of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif despite the deaths of dozens of Canadian citizens when Iran shot down a passenger plane after it took off from Tehran’s airport last month.

Iranian officials were jubilant when the Canadian prime minister grasped Mr Zarif with both hands and exchanged greetings with a broad smile at the Munich Security Conference. Canada has no relations with Tehran and has been under pressure to push Iran for accountability and compensation for shooting down the Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board.

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WNU Editor: Bowing his head to the Iranian Foreign Minister .... what was he thinking? The optics are terrible, and not surprising, Iranian media is playing up this meeting. As for Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's reaction to this criticisms, he is defending his meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister .... 'Important that we work together': Trudeau defends handshake with Iranian foreign minister months after plane crash (Vancouver Sun).

Update: I do not share Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's optimism on Iran cooperating. Iran has made it very clear that they are not going to hand over the black boxes from Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 .... Iran not to hand over black boxes from UIA's downed plane to outside governments (UNIAN).

More News On The Reaction To Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Shaking The Hand And Bowing His Head To The Iranian Foreign Minister

Trudeau attracts ire as he defends handshake with Iranian foreign minister months after plane crash -- National Post
Trudeau criticized for shaking hands with Iranian foreign minister after deadly plane crash -- Global News
Trudeau Criticized For Bowing To Iranian Foreign Minister As He Seeks UN Security Council Seat -- Daily Caller
Trudeau faces fury for shaking hands with Zarif -- Saudi Gazette
Iran FM, Canadian PM Meet in Munich -- IFP News

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