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Iranian tweets raise eyebrows

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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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