‘This is not the way to conduct an interview’: Smiling Iranian foreign minister says women in his country ‘have all the necessary required freedoms’ in combative interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour
Iran‘s foreign minister could not stop smirking as he was grilled about his country’s record on women’s rights in a combative interview with CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.
Hossein Amirabdollahian told the host ‘this is not the way to conduct an interview’ after he insisted women in Iran had ‘all the necessary, required freedoms’ and accused Western media of fueling protests there.
It comes just two days after diplomats walked out of a speech given by the Iranian minister to the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva.
During the tense interview, Amirabdollahian claimed Mahsa Amini – the 22-year-old who died after being arrested by morality police for failing to wear the hijab – was turned into a …