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Journalist refuses to interview Iran Prez Ebraham Raisi for being requested to put on scarf

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A British-Iranian journalist, who needed to interview Iranian President Ebraham Raisi in regards to the protests in Iran over the alleged demise of a girl by the “morality police”, refused to interview him after his aide insisted that she put on the scarf.

Taking to her Twitter deal with, Christiane Amanpour, who’s the Chief International Anchor for CNN, mentioned she needed to interview President Raisi, who was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly assembly, in regards to the protests. “This was going to be President Raisi’s first ever interview on US soil,” mentioned Amanpour.

This was going to be President Raisi’s first ever interview on US soil, throughout his go to to NY for UNGA. After weeks of planning and eight hours of establishing translation tools, lights and cameras, we had been prepared. But no signal of President Raisi. 2/7

— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022

Amanpour mentioned they’d been planning for weeks for the interview. They had been able to go on air after placing in eight hours into establishing the interpretation tools and placing the lights and cameras in place however there was no signal of President Raisi.

The senior journalist added that 40 minutes after the interview was scheduled to begin, an aide came visiting who mentioned the President steered that she put on a headband for the reason that holy months of Muharram and Safar are on. Amanpour refused to entertain the plea.

I politely declined. We are in New York, the place there is no such thing as a legislation or custom concerning headscarves. I identified that no earlier Iranian president has required this when I’ve interviewed them exterior Iran. 4/7

— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022

According to Amanpour, the aide of the President made it clear that the interview wouldn’t happen if she didn’t put on the scarf. “He said it was “a matter of respect,” and referred to “the situation in Iran” – alluding to the protests sweeping the country,” she tweeted including that she couldn’t comply with this “unprecedented” and “unexpected” situation.

And so we walked away. The interview didn’t occur. As protests proceed in Iran and persons are being killed, it might have been an essential second to talk with President Raisi. 7/7 pic.twitter.com/kMFyQY99Zh

— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022

Women have claimed the streets in Iran to protest in opposition to the “moral police”, which has been accused of killing 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was apprehended by the police and crushed up for allegedly failing to fulfill the nation’s strict costume code for ladies.

Iranian girls have been burning their hijabs and slicing their hair to mark their protest in opposition to the ethical police.

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