Christiane Amanpour in Beverly Hills, California, on July 30, 2018.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour walked away from a long-anticipated interview with Iran’s president.
The anchor “politely declined” to wear a head scarf since the interview took place on US soil.
Her decision follows a history of women journalists declining to wear the clothing for interviews.
CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour walked away from a rare and highly-anticipated interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday after she declined to wear a head scarf.
Amanpour’s decision came amid ongoing protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after she was arrested on suspicion of breaking hijab rules.
—Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
On Twitter, Amanpour said that Raisi was late to the interview in New York and received a last-minute request to wear a head scarf from one of the president’s aides.
“40 minutes after the…
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