Steinmeier speaks the traditional Matthiae-Mahl dinner on February 22, 2019 at the City Hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. (AFP/dpa/Axel Heimken)
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Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier came under fire over a congratulatory telegram sent to Iran on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, with a Jewish community leader on Monday joining a chorus of criticism.Human Rights Watch's director for Germany, Wenzel Michalski, has also called the message "shocking".The telegram has not been made public by the president's office. But Bild last week quoted excerpts of the message, which it said included Steinmeier's promise to do all in his power to implement the nuclear deal on limiting Tehran's atomic program.
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