- By Andrew SwiftAndrew Swift is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.
The Iranian government-run newspaper Kayhan, which is closely tied to the office of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has apparently deemed it wise to call France’s first lady, Carla Bruni, a prostitute.
Bruni has joined the international campaign against the proposed death-by-stoning sentence for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, which immediately drew a strong reaction in an editorial titled "French prostitutes join the human rights protest:"
Bruni, the singer and depraved actress who managed to break the Sarkozy family and marry the French president and who is said to have an affair with a singer, has said in S.M’s (Sakineh Mohammadi) defence that the verdict is unfair.
The website of Iran News Network took another route to blast Bruni:
This promiscuous woman of Italian origin, due to her race and actions, is not popular among the French people.
The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy declined to comment.