CNN’s Christine Amanpour confirmed that she refused to wear a hijab for an interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York, which led to the cancellation of Raisi’s visit.
According to him, this led to the cancellation of this meeting at the same time as protest movements in the country.
40 minutes after the start of the interview, help came. He said that the president was offering me a scarf because it is the months of Muharram and Safar. 3/7
— Christine Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
According to the tweets of the head of CNN’s international division, an adviser to the president of Iran visited him 40 minutes after the interview was supposed to take place to inform him that the president of Iran was “suggesting” that he wear a dress. Hijab because we are in the virtuous months of Muharram and Safar.
Amanpour, who was born to an Iranian father in the UK, said: “I willingly refused. We are in New York, where there are no rules or traditions for headscarves. I noticed that none of the Iranian presidents who I met outside of Iran, they had not requested. IT.”
Amanpour noted: The consultant told him that in this case the interview that was supposed to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly will not be held.
Amanpour, who posted a picture of him with an empty seat in front of him, added: “Therefore, we dismissed the matter and the interview was not conducted.”
He added: “While the protests in Iran continue with deaths, talking with the president was very important.
Source: Lebanon Debate