Iran president cancels interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour after she refuses to wear head scarf




  • In World
  • 2022-09-23 13:16:48Z
  • By The Week
Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour  

CNN's Christiane Amanpour has revealed the president of Iran refused to sit for a scheduled interview with her after she declined to wear a head scarf.

Amanpour, chief international anchor at CNN, explained on the network that she was set to interview Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York, only to be told at the last minute that she would have to wear a head scarf.

"I very politely declined on behalf of myself and CNN and female journalists everywhere because it is not a requirement, and it was lobbed at us at the very last minute," she said. "And very unfortunately, they decided to pull the interview."

Amanpour described the request as unusual because the interview was to take place in the United States, not Iran. "In New York or anywhere else outside of Iran, I have never been asked by any Iranian president [to wear a head scarf], and I have interviewed every single one of them since 1995," she said. She also explained the request was made after hours of discussions to plan the interview.

This revelation came during a discussion on CNN abou protests in Iran over the death of a woman, Mahsa Amini, in police custody after she was arrested for allegedly wearing her head scarf improperly. "This has been going on much, much more stringently since the election of this current government," Amanpour explained, calling her experience trying to interview Iran's president "very unsettling."

CNN anchor John Berman suggested the true reason Raisi canceled the interview was because "they didn't want to talk to you about what's happening now on the streets," though Amanpour suggested the president "did not want to be seen with a female without a head scarf in this moment."

You may also like

Trump claims on Fox News that presidents can declassify documents 'by thinking about it'

Bachelorette star DeMario Jackson accused of sexually assaulting 2 women

The Space Force unveils its official anthem, 'Semper Supra,' and people don't love it

COMMENTS

More Related News

Iran
Iran's Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting 'rioters' -TV

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots...

US earns respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive
US earns respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive

American players wanted more than a 0-0 draw with England on Friday night, likely the most-watched match of their lives. The U.S. shut out a European opponent in the World Cup for the first time since 1950 yet left the tent-like stadium in the Arabian desert knowing a win in Tuesday's politically charged matchup with Iran is a must to reach the knockout stage. Obviously, it sucks that we couldn't put the ball in the back of the net,'' said midfielder Weston McKennie, standing out with red, white and blue streaks in his hair.

UN rights council votes to investigate Iran
UN rights council votes to investigate Iran's brutal response to protests
  • World
  • 2022-11-24 16:55:22Z

The United Nations's Human Rights Council on Thursday voted to create a new fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations in Iran amid ...

Iran crackdown in spotlight at UN rights council
Iran crackdown in spotlight at UN rights council
  • World
  • 2022-11-24 06:45:28Z

The UN Human Rights Council is holding an urgent meeting Thursday to discuss whether to launch a high-level international investigation into the deadly...

Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign
Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign

The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • Nutrattractive01
    (2022-09-24 10:37:43Z)

    nutrAttractive is a scientifically formulated, complete health, beauty & immunity solution with an unprecedented combination of 50 potent clinically proven and highly bio-available ingredients, that functions at the cellular level to make your body “Healthy Inside and Attractive Outside”.click>

    REPLY
  • situs domino online
    (2022-09-24 10:40:04Z)

    Hi colleagues, good post and good urging commented here, I am
    really enjoying by these.

    REPLY

Top News: World