Iranian delegation refuse to shake hands with female Labour MP

Labour MPs have taken offence at an Iranian agricultural delegation after they were told the Iranians wouldn’t shake hands with their female counterpart.

Labour’s Jo Luxton is the deputy chair of the Primary Production select committee, which held a meeting with the Iranians last month.

She says as a woman it made her uncomfortable, but she understands that in her role as an MP she’ll deal with situations of cultural difference. Continue reading

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