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Here Is the Tweet From Iran's President That Absolutely Stunned Twitter

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during the debate on the proposed Cabinet at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will press forward with efforts to ward off military action by the U.S. and its allies against the Tehran-backed regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iranian state TV reported on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Credit: AP

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.

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/HassanRouhani/status/375278962718412800"]

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.

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/newschambers/statuses/375298868209930240"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/redsteeze/statuses/375279399236829184"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/nlikeb/status/375281042355400704"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/ImanEzzatullah/status/375280393194569728"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/EzraAmacher/statuses/375301336201719809"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/MikeGarner9/statuses/375287204555546624"]

(H/T: Twitchy)

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