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Iran paying Russian women who work at nuclear plant to cover up their bodies

An Iranian lawmaker is criticizing Russian women who work as technicians at one of the country’s nuclear plants for not following Islamic dress code.

Mehdi Mousavinejad told the state news agency ISNA, according to AFP, that Iran is paying the women to cover up their hair and most of their bodies.

"Unfortunately, they do not properly observe what is (asked of them), which is mentioned in the contracts,” he said.

In Iran, those who don’t follow hijab, which is the dress code, could face arrest or other punishments, AFP reports.

The women work at the Bushehr nuclear plant in southern Iran.

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