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A veteran reporter Christiane Amanpour said Thursday that an interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was cancelled due to him insisting that she wear a headscarf. This was which was the subject of massive protests within the cleric-run state.
Amanpour, the main international anchor for CNN and also hosts a TV show for US private broadcaster PBS She declared she was prepared to appear in the midst of the UN General Assembly when an assistant demanded that she covered her hair.
“I courteously declined. We’re located in New York, where there is no rule of law or tradition about headscarves.” Amanpour, who was born in Britain to an Iranian father, posted on Twitter.
“I made it clear that there was no previous Iranian president has demanded this, when I’ve interviewed people outside Iran,” she said.
“I told you that I could not be a part of this unique and inexplicably imposed conditions.”
She shared a photo of herself , without the headscarf in front of a vacant chair in the spot where Raisi was.
A close aide of Raisi who is a hardline cleric who was a hardline cleric, told Amanpour that Raisi was insisting on wearing the headscarf due to “the current situation within Iran,” she said.
Iran is swept by almost an entire week of protests following the tragic death of 21-year-old Mahsa Amini. She died after being detained by morality police who apply the rules of the clerics regarding the way women dress.
A non-governmental organization has stated it was believed that 31 Iranian civilians were killed during the repression of the protests where women have been seen burning their headscarves.
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