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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran's President Rouhani sends message for Jewish new year

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani sent greetings to the Jewish people on the occasion of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.

Early Monday morning, 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 an international audience 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...