UPDATE: Iran is denying that President, Hassan Rouhani wished the Jewish people a “blessed Rosh Hashanah.”
“Mr. Rouhani does not have a tweeter account,” Presidential Advisor Mohammad Reza Sadeq told Fars News Agency on Thursday.
Iran’s newly-elected president, Hassan Rouhani, turned to Twitter on Wednesday to wish the Jewish people a happy Jewish New Year.
“As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah,” Rouhani tweeted.
The tweet stands in stark contrast to the rhetoric from former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who inflamed the Jewish community repeatedly by calling the Holocaust a lie.
Users on Twitter were, thus, seemingly perplexed by the Tweet.
Huge change in tone from Adhmadinejad MT @: I wish all Jews, esp. Iranian Jews a blessed Rosh Hashanah http://t.co/kIBgkbbO1i
President of Iran is trollin.
Oh. Um. Wow? “@: As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah.”
@ wow! I guess this is the first iranian president to say that! There mustt be some hope around the corner
The Iranian president, @, tweeting Jews in his country a happy new year is definitely a step in the right direction.
Lol. From prez of Iran: @: As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews a blessed Rosh Hashanah
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