Iranian president wishes Jews happy new year

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New Iranian President Hassan Rowhani wished Jews a happy Jewish new year, or Rosh Hashanah, in a message on his Twitter feed.“As the sun is about to set here in Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah,” the English-language tweet said.

The message signals a change of tone in Tehran from a leader who took over a month ago from hard-line former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

During his time in office, Ahmadinejad referred to the Holocaust as a “myth.”

Earlier on Wednesday Rowhani urged Iran’s conservative clerics in the Assembly of Experts to change their “narrow-minded” approach to society in a world that has become interconnected through satellite television and the internet.(dpa/NAN)

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