CNN Anchor Refuses To Don Headscarf, Walks Out On Iranian President

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  • On Wednesday, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour walked out of an interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York City after being asked to wear a headscarf.
  • Amanpour said that the interview was slated to be Raisi’s first on U.S. soil, but an aide approached her 40 minutes after the intended start and suggested she wear a headscarf because it was the holy months of Muharram and Safar.

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