Iran says women unfit to manage restaurants

ImageTehran, Iran, Sep. 09 – Female restaurant managers in Iran will be required to name a man as the person who will carry out the management on their behalf, or else their businesses will be shut down, the country’s police force announced on Friday.

According to the Public Places Inspection Office of the para-military police, Iranian restaurants must be managed by men to prevent “social corruption”.

The new announcement was confirmed by the head of Union of Restaurant Owners, who claimed that apart from the regular licence required, if a man was not appointed as manager, the restaurant would not be given a government approval permit and would face closure.