Iranian news agencies report that President Hassan Rouhani has donated $400,000 to a Jewish hospital in Tehran. Rouhani was quoted as saying his government will pay more attention to Iran's minorities.
The Dr. Sapir charity hospital was founded by and is operated by Jews, but treats all patients and has a large Muslim staff.
At least 25,000 Jews live in Iran. It is the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel.
President Rouhani's promise to attend to the needs of Iranian Jews is a sharp contrast to his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denied the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction.
Related Photos: The Presidents Men Visit Sapir Hospital
Photos by Faraj Samadi, Islamic Republic News Agency
Hossein Fereidoun, Special Assistant to President Rohani, and Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Minister of Health, visited Sapir Hospital on Thursday.
Hossein Fereidoun (R) and Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi at Sapir Hospital
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