"I would like to wish a Happy Novruz to the people of Iran, and to everyone who celebrates this ancient tradition that marks the arrival of spring and a New Year, including people in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and their communities in the United States," he said.
Pompeo added that for millennia, Novruz has endured as a cornerstone of culture and heritage for many peoples and societies.
"Novruz brings family and friends together to reflect on the past while celebrating the future, and is a time for connecting with loved ones both near and far.
May this Novruz bring new beginnings and a brighter future for everyone! Happy Novruz!" he said.
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