Iran Takes to Social Media for Diplomatic Outreach

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Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was famous for threatening to blow Israel off the face of the globe, but times have changed since he was replaced in recent elections. On Wednesday, as the sun was about to set in Iran, the new President, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted, "I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah." When the new Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, tweeted similar greetings, there was skepticism. But he followed up with Americans, including veteran reporter and writer Robin Wright, now a joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

Credits

Guest:
Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper