Rouhani ignores human rights question from Jewish journalist

Iranian president storms out of press conference in Rome following a question asked by a Jewish-Italian journalist.

During Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Rome, he was asked a question about human rights in a press conference on Wednesday, and decided to answer by leaving the room.

Adam Smulevich, a reporter from the Jewish-Italian newspaper Pagine Ebraiche asked the Iranian president, “How do you think we can trust your words and your propaganda if the nation continues to be ranked as one of the top countries that promote human rights denial?”

The reaction of the Iranian leader was not a pleasant one. According to participants who attended the conference, Rouhani “rummaged the room with angry eyes” and after a few seconds of tension, left without giving an answer.

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