Ashton's Wardrobe Diplomacy With Iran Gets Noticed
Radio Free Europe Liberty / Radio Free Europe
26-May-2012 (one comment)

While the eyes of many pundits, policymakers, journalists, and Iranian citizens were glued to reports emerging from this week's nuclear talks in Baghdad, some Iranians were focusing their attention on what European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led the meetings on behalf of the 5+1 group, was wearing. 

Their jest that Ashton might turn up in a black chador on the second day of talks didn’t materialize. Instead, the EU leader wore a demure brown top that showed little of her neckline.

Iranian media and followers of social media have suggested that Ashton was dressing more conservatively than at her last meeting with Iranian authorities, in Geneva last year.

In photographs from those talks with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Said Jalili, Ashton is wearing a black blouse that is apparently too revealing for Iranian newspapers. They retouched the picture, raising the neckline to make it acceptable for the official standards of the Islamic republic.

The practice is common among Iranian newspapers to avoid trouble and possible warning and closure by authorities.




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by Simorgh5555 on

The thing is is that the IR Terror Regime is so crap at using photoshop. Look at the way they tried to manipulate the passport photo on the alleged Israeli spy they hanged last week.