As France continues to debate the burkini, Ségolène Royal — Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy — was in Iran trying to cut energy and environmental deals with the Islamic Republic.

In a head scarf, of course…

From the AFP:

The French minister is travelling for three days with senior business figures from environmental and renewable energy firms specialising in water, pollution and energy efficiency — including the boss of multinational Engie.

People were quick to point out the hypocrisy of French mayors attacking women on the beach while the country’s politicians embrace Islamic dress codes when deals are to be made:

We have no idea what’s up with that leopard, but it is funny.