Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged tweets with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on Tuesday.
The conversation was initiated by Dorsey.
Jack Dorsey @jac
@HassanRouhani Good evening, President. Are citizens of Iran able to read your tweets.
About five hours later, Rouhani responded.
Hassan Rouhani @HassanRouhan
Evening, @Jack. As I told @camanpour, my efforts geared 2 ensure my ppl'll comfortably b able 2 access all info globally as is their #right
According to the Huffington Post, Rouhani was referring to an interview he gave with CNN's Christiane Amanpour last week.
As Amanpour's blog highlights, Rouhani said that there are large social networks at a global level around today, and I believe that all human beings have a right, and all nations have a right, to use them.
Dorsey retweeted Rouhani, and added words of encouragement
Jack Dorsey @jac
@HassanRouhani thank you. Please let us know how we can help to make it a reality
Social media network restrictions in Iran were tightened after former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election in 2009
Right after the historic phone call between the US president Barack Obama and Rouhani, the two leaders tweeted each other on the popular microblogging site Twitter.
Obama expressed respect to Rouhani and the people of Iran through his tweet, to which the Iranian leader responded that with political will, there is a way to solve the nuclear issue and expressed gratitude to the US president's hospitality and his phone call.
Obama's next tweet wished Rouhani a safe and pleasant journey and apologized for the horrendous traffic in the NYC as a result of the last week visits to the UN by world leaders.
Meanwhile, Twitter 's CEO Dick Costolo tweeted that he feels like witnessing a tectonic shift in the geo-political landscape reading @Hassan Rouhani tweets, which are fascinating.