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Hardline Iranian newspaper calls wife of French president a “prostitute”

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France’s First lady, Carla Bruni, has been branded a ‘marriage-breaking prostitute’ by a hardline newspaper close to Iran’s supreme leader.

Ms Bruni was accused of breaking up Sarkozy’s marriage and called a prostitute in the newspaper Kayan, a mouthpiece for the Iran’s ultra-right regime.

Under the headline “French Prostitutes Also Entered the Human Rights Cry”, Kayhan wrote: “Recently, Carla Bruni, the infamous wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, and Isabelle Adjani, the morally corrupted French actress, expressed support for S.M (Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani]” who is under threat of execution by hanging (originally by stoning) for alleged adultery.

The daily added: “Bruni managed to break up Sarkozy’s marriage and become France’s first lady, yet recently there’s been news about her having an affair with a singer.”

Despite its small circulation, Kayhan (Universe] is an influential hardline daily whose editor is appointed by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.

Iranian state television also joined in the scurrilous attack on Ms Bruni, claiming that the former “danseuse and model” had probably intervened in the Ashtiani case to “cover up her own extra-marital relations”.

Read the full story in The Scotsman.

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