It seemed like the ideal time for veteran journalist Christian Amanpour to interview the Iranian president.
Abraham Raishi was in New York to speak at the United Nations. While he was in America, Iranian police were battling anti-government protesters in Tehran enraged by the death of a 22-year-old woman.
Mahsa Amini died in Iran’s moral police custody.
However, Raisi abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting with Amanpour.
“We are in New York where there is no law or tradition to mandate headscarves,” Amanpour tweeted. did.
“The aide made it clear that the interview wouldn’t take place if I didn’t wear a headscarf,” she added. and implied that protests were sweeping the country,” he said.
The BBC reports that protests in Iran are in their seventh day and have spread to 80 cities and towns. So far, Iranian state television has reported 17 dead.
You can read Amanpour’s Twitter thread below.
Raishi will be elected president of Iran in 2021.
Amanpour is an Anglo-Iranian journalist whose father’s family fled Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raishi canceled interview with Christian Amanpour after he refused to wear a scarf on his head
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