US President Donald Trump has today (Wednesday March 22) issued belated best wishes to those celebrating the Persian New Year.
In a statement, the outspoken Iran critic sent “best wishes to all those around the world celebrating the wonderful ancient holiday of Nowruz.”
This year Persian New Year, or Nowruz, falls on Tuesday, March 21.
President Barack Obama issued such well wishes every year, in a bid to break through to Iranians skeptical about US intentions.
Meanwhile, in its early days in office, Trump’s administration put Iran “on notice” that the US would take a tougher line against Iranian actions across the Middle East.