The founder and chairman of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, exchanged tweets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday.
Dorsey started the exchange:
Just over five hours later, the Twitter account representing Rouhani's office replied, and referenced his interview last week with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Dorsey retweeted Rouhani's reply, thanked him, and asked him to "Please let us know how we can help to make it a reality."
In the exchange to which Rouhani referred, Amanpour asked Rouhani about his own prolific tweeting, and whether he would open up social networks for Iranians to access more freely.
"All my efforts," he told her, "are geared to ensure that the people of Iran will comfortably be able to access all information globally and to use it."
President Rouhani said that he was going to put all his efforts, in the "next few months" towards delivering on his campaign promises, of which opening up the country to information was one.
"There are large social networks at a global level around today," he said, "and I believe that all human beings have a right, and all nations have a right, to use them."
He told Amanpour that during his presidential campaign, his supporters used social networks "a great deal."
"Today those supporters - and even those who criticize me - are still on the same social networks, and use them," President Rouhani said. "And I always welcome their views on these networks as well as those who criticize me, because the government does need to be open to criticism."
Click above to see Amanpour's exchange with President Rouhani about Twitter.
UPDATE: The post has been updated to include Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's reply to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani