The Iranian president refuses an interview with Christiane Amanpour, a CNN journalist, after she refused to wear a veil

The international chief of the American chain CNN, Christiane Amanpourhas accused the Iranian president ebrahim raisi to cancel an interview after it is refuse to cover head with a veil. After the event, the journalist resorted to her personal account from Twitterwhere he recounted how helpers de Raisi encouraged her to put on a scarf for “question of respect“.

According to Amanpour, this happened when the interview I was already 40 minutes late about the agreed time. “We are in New York, where there is no law nor tradition in terms of handkerchiefs. I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has demanded it when I have interviewed them outside of Iran,” he commented on the social network.

The plight of Iranian women

This incident occurs a week after the death of Mahsa Aminia 22-year-old young man who was detained by the iranian morality police for allegedly violating the dress code. The country’s authorities confirmed that he died in custody after fall ill and go into a coma, denying any accusation of mistreatment, although Amini’s family has denounced that had no health problems previous.

Last Friday began a series of important unrest related to the veil Islamic, required for all women who are in outdoor spaces. Some NGOs denounce that the deaths during these clashes they have risen to the 31 people.

“Once again, I said that could not accept this unexpected and unprecedented condition, so I went and interview did not take place“said the journalist. She acknowledges that it would have been interesting “talk to President al Raisi” who is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly which started last Tuesday.

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