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Wear hijab, US journalist told ahead of interview with Iran President. She said… | World News

Put on hijab, US journalist informed forward of interview with Iran President. She stated… | World Information

Journalist Christiane Amanpour stated {that a} scheduled interview with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi was scrapped after he insisted that the veteran anchor put on a hijab, which has been the main target of huge protests within the Iran for the previous one week.

Christiane Amanpour, chief worldwide anchor of CNN, stated that as she was prepared for the interview of the Iranian President, his aide insisted that she should cowl her hair.

“I politely declined. We’re in New York, the place there isn’t a legislation or custom relating to headscarves,” British-Iranian journalist wrote on Twitter.

“I stated that I could not conform to this unprecedented and sudden situation,” she added in a collection of tweets.

Once more, I stated that I couldn’t conform to this unprecedented and sudden situation. 6/7

— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022

Together with the tweets Amanpour posted an image of herself, with no hijab, sitting in entrance of an empty chair the place Iranian President Raisi was presupposed to be for the interview.

Iran blocked entry to Instagram and WhatsApp imposing drastic restrictions on web entry amid huge protests which have been prompted after the demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini final week, who was arrested by the controversial morality police in Tehran for “unsuitable apparel”- not sporting a hijab- and allegedly crushed up.

A non-governmental group stated that a minimum of 31 Iranian civilians have been killed within the lethal crackdown on the protests, AFP reported.


When not studying, this ex-literature pupil might be discovered trying to find a solution to the query, “What’s the objective of journalism in society?”
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