Tehran: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sent greetings early on Monday morning to the Jewish people on the occasion of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
Rouhani’s Twitter account posted the message, “May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding. L’Shanah Tovah.”
The comment did not appear on the Farsi version of Rouhani’s account, suggesting the Iranian president was targeting his comments toward the international community at a time when the Iranian nuclear deal with world powers faces ratification amid strong Israeli opposition.
Rouhani posted a similar Rosh Hashana greeting via Twitter in 2013, shortly after he took office. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent similar messages via Twitter in recent years.