DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Is Iran’s supreme leader suddenly in a chatty mood?

A Twitter feed believed run by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office, khamenei.ir, now sports musings about his boyhood desires to work out at a gym and the pleasures of mountain strolls.

Khamenei’s office has said he does not have his own Twitter account — although he does have a website — but the tweets are widely believed to be endorsed by Iran’s top ruler, who rarely discusses personal matters in public.

Several messages were translated into English on Wednesday apparently seeking a wider audience.

One said his father did not believe Islamic students should go to the gym but relented after a friend intervened.

Another expressed sadness that many young people in Tehran do not seek out nature.

 

 

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