TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has 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. Rouhani posted a similar Rosh Hashana greeting via Twitter in 2013, shortly after he took office.
Jewish presence in Iran dates backs nearly 3,000 years, and the country remains home to thousands of native-born Jews.
However Iran does not recognize Israel and supports anti-Israeli militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.