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EU's Ashton Too Racy For Iranian Newspapers

By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL

The shirt of EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton at her Istanbul meeting with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Said Jalili, was apparently too revealing in the eyes of Iranian officials and official media.

Catherine Ashton (L) and Said Jalili arrive for talks in Istanbul, which she later described as "disappointing."

Some state-controlled newspapers decided to redesign her top and make it more "Islamic."

An opposition website has posted an unretouched picture of Ashton with Jalili, and the same picture as it appeared on the front page of a number of Iranian newspapers.

Modest version of Catherine Ashton appearing in Hamshahri daily in Tehran

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