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Assad's advisor wears hijab in presence of Iranian FM

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The adviser to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad caught the interest of the Iranian media for wearing the traditional Iranian headscarf during a meeting with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif in Moscow.

Iran's Al-Alam television reported on its website that during the meeting, “Assad's adviser Buthaina Shaaban appeared wearing a hijab in honor of the Iranian delegation”, according to the website.

The channel headlined the story “Buthaina Shaaban appears in a new suit in Moscow”.