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CNN’s Amanpour says Raisi interview canceled over demand she wear headscarf

CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour says she canceled an interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi after he demanded that she wear a head covering.

Amanpour says after Raisi was 40 minutes late for the planned interview when an aide came up and demanded she wear a headscarf.

When she declined, “the aide made it clear that the interview would not happen if I did not wear a headscarf. He said it was ‘a matter of respect,’ and referred to ‘the situation in Iran’ – alluding to the protests sweeping the country,” Amanpour says.

 

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