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Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi canceled a New York interview with CNN broadcaster Christiane Amanpour at the last minute after she refused to wear a headscarf, Amanpour said Thursday, as women across Iran protest the country’s laws, In which women are required to wear hijab in public after a young lady. Died after being detained by Iran’s morality police.

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British-Iranian journalists Raisi scheduled for interview Wednesday evening in New York, where the president traveled address the United NationsAmanpour said on Twitter on Thursday.

About an hour after the interview began and Raisi still had not come, Amanpour said that one of the President’s aides came forward and suggested that Amanpour head scarf For an on-camera interview because of Muharram and Safar, the two holy months in Islam.

Amanpour said he “politely declined,” noting that the previous Iranian president never She was required to wear a headscarf during interviews outside Iran.

The aide gave an ultimatum to Amanpour saying it was “an honor” and “situation in IranAmanpour said, pointing to the protests in the country.

Amanpour said that she could not agree to this condition and walked away From the interview, writing on Twitter would have been “a pivotal moment” for Raisi to speak, like at least eight deaths In the midst of protests.

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led by women Mass protests in Iran In the past week, Masha Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman living in Iran, died in morality police custody after she was detained for not following the country's strict rules for women's dress in public . (Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, women wear a headscarf over his hair and wears loose clothing in public.) Amini reportedly fell into a coma in a detention center and died three days later. Police said she had a sudden heart attack, but Amini's family said she was healthy and had bruises on her legs while in custody, alleged the police. misbehave with her, which was denied by the authorities. Protests started in Iran on Saturday Amini's funeral dayl, mainly in Kurdish-populated cities in the country's northwestern regions, and spread throughout the week to the rest of the country. women have been cover your head In a mass bonfire in protest. Raisey has called a complete investigation Amini's death

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