Christiane Amanpour, shown in 2018, said her interview with Iran's president was canceled when she refused to wear a headscarf. Charly Triballeau /AFP via Getty Images hide caption
Christiane Amanpour, shown in 2018, said her interview with Iran's president was canceled when she refused to wear a headscarf.
An interview between CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was abruptly canceled because Amanpour declined to wear a hijab, she recounted on Twitter.
Iran's state news agency did not elaborate on the reason for the sudden cancelation, but blamed Amanpour "because of refusing protocol." The protocol, it said, "is being determined by the guest."
Amanpour said she was planning to discuss the major demonstrations surging in Iran, including numerous incidents where women are burning their hijabs to protest the death in police custody of a young woman named Mahsa Amini, among other topics.