Journalist Kristian Amanpour said in a scheduled interview with President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi was fired after he insisted that veteran anchors wear the hijab, which focused on heavy protest in Iran for the past week
CNN’s chief international anchor Kristian Amanpour said she was ready to be interviewed Iranian Mr. Speaker, his colleague insisted that he should cover his hair.
The British-Iranian journalist wrote on Twitter: “I politely declined. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding scarves.”
“I said I can’t agree with this unprecedented and unexpected situation,” she added in a series of tweets.
Along with the tweets, Amanpour posted a picture of herself, without a hijab, sitting in front of an empty chair where Iranian President Raisi was to go for an interview.
Iran blocked access To impose harsh restrictions on Internet access to Instagram and WhatsApp amid mass protests last week following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested in Tehran by controversial ethics police for “dressing inappropriately” – not wearing a hijab Wearing – and allegedly beaten.
A non-governmental group said that At least 31 Iranian citizens AFP reported those killed in deadly crackdown on protests.