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Rohani Congratulates Jews On New Year

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

Rohani's Twitter account posted the message, "May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding. L'Shanah Tovah."

The comment on September 14 did not appear on the Farsi version of Rohani's account.

Rohani 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.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP