President of Iran Refuses To Interview With US Female Journalist
President of Iran – Ibrahim Raisi refused to give an interview just because the American female senior journalist, Christiane Amanpour hadn’t worn a hijab (headscarf).
Anger regarding the “hijab” has grown since Mahsa Amini’s passing in Iran. Roads have been burned down. Vehicles are being set ablaze. Police buildings are being burned down.
During the protest, even women are destroying their hijabs. The nation is on fire with rage following the death of Amini while in police custody. At least 50 cities are reportedly bearing the brunt of the demonstrations.
Tehran as a whole has united against the “hijab,” but Ibrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, declined to appear in an interview since the female journalist did not agree to wear the “hijab.”
Raisi’s interview was actually planned with an experienced American news anchor woman. At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, this interview was scheduled to take place.
Interviewing President Ibrahim was to be Iranian-born Christiane Amanpour of CNN.
CNN Journalist Christiane Amanpour Confessed
The British-Iranian journalist Christian objected to the head covering, so the President abruptly declined to take part in the interview.
Christian clarified this on Twitter, writing, “We were all set after several weeks of planning, eight hours of lighting, cameras, and translation equipment, but just 40 minutes before the interview an assistant to President Ibrahim came.
He informed me that due to the ongoing holy months of Muharram and Safar, the President had demanded that I take a headscarf.
First Canceled Interview
Christiane said that she gently declined to wear a headscarf. She and her news agency are in New York, a city without a headscarf custom or law.
She also revealed that no other Iranian president had demanded to wear a headscarf during an interview outside of Iran.
According to reports, this was Raisi’s first interview in America, which could not have happened.
The beginning of the protests in Iran was sparked by outrage over the passing of a young woman named Mehsa Amini.
Mehsa was allegedly detained for disobeying a strictly enforced dress code by the nation’s Morality Police.
Protests & Unrest In Iran
The deaths of Amini have been fiercely criticized by the US, the EU, and the UN. Her family has expressed questions about the police’s claim that she was not abused before dying of a heart attack.
On Thursday, independent UN specialists stated that sources indicated that Morality police had severely abused him without offering any proof.
They have requested an impartial probe to identify and punish the offenders. There have reportedly been more than 10 deaths in the nationwide protests.