Iran's Zarif wishes 'happy Rosh Hashana' to Jews worldwide

Iran's Foreign Minister wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday that "as the sun gives way to the moon, I wish all my Jewish compatriots... a very Happy New Year."

September 9, 2018 19:19
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talks with reporters before meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva in January.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to social media Sunday to wish Jews in Iran and around the world a happy New Year.

"As the sun gives way to the moon," Zarif wrote, "I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year."

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Some 6,000 Jews live in Iran today, making the the Islamic Republic home to the third largest Jewish community in the Middle East after Israel and Turkey.

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