It is a matter of politeness not to refuse an outreaching hand. I am glad Katsav had the courage to do it. If you reject even the most simple gesture of politeness, how can there ever be peace between the people. This is a hopeful sign.
Snowden says he volunteered to go to prison to return to the U.S. (AP)
from the article: Katsav blasted over handshake with Khatami