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Air France Faces Backlash Over Veil Policy on Route to Iran

posted on April 6, 2016

The New York Times‘ Liam Stack reports, “Air France moved to defuse a clash with part of its work force after the airline demanded that female employees wear veils on a new service to Iran, leading a union to accuse the company of ‘an attack on women.'” The airline circulated a memo stating that women must respect the laws of any country they fly to, including Iran. “The law of Iran imposes the wearing of a veil covering the hair in public places to all women on its territory,” Air France said in a statement. “This obligation, which therefore does not apply during the flight, is respected by all international airlines serving the Republic of Iran.”

Read at The New York Times