Originally posted on National Post | News:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finds himself in yet another controversy after pictures — both real and doctored — showed him comforting family members of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
One photograph, which showed Ahmadinejad embracing Chazez’s grieving mother at Friday’s funeral, set off a firestorm back in Iran.
The image shows Ahmadinejad holding the hands of Elena Frias de Chavez, 78, and their faces appear to be touching. Muslim men are traditionally not allowed to touch women who are not family members.