Rouhani reportedly donates funds to Tehran's Jewish hospital

Iranian president purportedly allots between $170,000-$400,000 to country's lone Jewish medical center.

By JTA, JPOST.COM STAFF
February 7, 2014 08:32
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly, Septemeber 24, 2013.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

 
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly donated funds to the country's sole Jewish hospital.

Rouhani purportedly donated $400,000 to Iran's Dr. Sapir Hospital, New York Time's Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink said Thursday on Twitter citing the Islamic Republic's semi-official Mehr news agency.

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Meanwhile, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported that Rouhani had contributed $170,000 to the charity hospital, which also attends to non-Jews.

Iran's Jewish population is said to consist of some 25,000 people.

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