Veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour stated Thursday that a job interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had been scrapped after he insisted she put on a headscarf, the main focus of significant protests in cleric-run condition.
Amanpour, the main intercontinental anchor of CNN just who even offers a tv show on United States general public broadcaster PBS, stated she had been prepared for meeting Wednesday in the sidelines regarding the UN General Assembly whenever an aide insisted she protect the woman locks.
“I politely declined. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding headscarves,” Amanpour, who had been produced in Britain to an Iranian daddy, penned on Twitter.
“I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has required this when I have interviewed them outside Iran,” she stated.
“I said that I couldn’t agree to this unprecedented and unexpected condition.”
She uploaded an image of by herself — without a headscarf — near a clear seat in which Raisi would-have-been.
An aide to Raisi, a hardline cleric, informed Amanpour which he had been insisting on a headscarf considering “the situation in Iran,” she stated.
Iran has-been swept by almost per week of protests because the loss of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, just who passed away after becoming arrested by morality authorities that enforce the clerics’ guidelines how ladies dress.
A non-governmental team stated that about 31 Iranian civilians were killed in crackdown in the protests, which ladies were burning up headscarves.
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