Iran's Zarif Wishes Jews Happy New Year

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Jewish New Year greetings to Jews in Iran and around the world.

Iran's Zarif Wishes Jews Happy New Year

“As the sun gives way to the moon, I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year filled with peace and harmony. Happy Rosh Hashanah,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter on late on Sunday.

The Iranian minister also tweeted pictures of ceremonies held among Iran’s Jewish minority.

According to reports, over 9,000 Jews currently live in Iran, mostly in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz.  Under the Iranian constitution, the country’s Jews are represented in the parliament.

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