Iranian tweets raise eyebrows
- Published: 13 Sep 2013 at 20.31
- Online news:
TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's media-savvy foreign minister, has become the first Iranian official to have a verified account on Twitter, although no one inside the country can legally read his tweets.
In fact technically it is illegal for Zarif to have a Twitter account at all.
But since President Hassan Rowhani, a reputed moderate, took office in August, the authorities appear to be showing a greater tolerance on social, cultural and media issues.
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