The adviser to the Iranian president explained that under these conditions, the interview scheduled in New York on the sidelines of the UN assembly would not take place. CNN star journalist Christiane Amanpour said on Thursday September 22 that she had refused to wear a veil for an interview the day before in New York with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, which, according to her, caused the cancellation of the face-to-face in the midst of protests in the country. According to tweets from the head of the international antenna of CNN, an adviser to the Iranian president came to see her “40 minutes after the time at which the interview should have started”, to tell her that Ebrahim Raïssi “suggested” that she wear a veil, ” because these are the holy months of Muharram and Safar”.SEE ALSO – The Iranian president accuses the West of having “double standards” on women’s rightsRead alsoIran: anger against the veil inflames youth” I politely declined. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding the wearing of headscarves. I pointed out that no previous Iranian president had demanded it when I interviewed him outside Iran,” said the British-born journalist to an Iranian father. According to this international figure from CNN, the adviser explained to him that under these conditions the interview, which was to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, would not take place. “So we gave up. The interview did not take place. As protests continue in Iran and people are killed, it would have been important to speak with President Raïsi,” concluded Christiane Amanpour, who posted a photo of herself in front of an empty chair. alsoIran: In the face of morality police, women burn their hijabs and cut their hairProtests, in which at least 17 people died according to a state media report, have broken out in Iran since the authorities announced on September 16 the death of Mahsa Amini, 22 years old. She had been arrested for “wearing inappropriate clothing” by the morality police, responsible for enforcing the strict dress code in the Islamic Republic. SEE ALSO – The Iran affair is about “human lives, not dollars “, Pleads Washington before the ICJ
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