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"Using 'Durood' and quoting Hafez makes it clear the kind of Iranian he's speaking to," Ms. Hassannia said, agreeing with a Times reporter's characterization of that audience as better-off, not very religiously devout but with a streak of Persian nationalism.
"Durood" is a specifically Persian greeting meaning "hello," and Ms. Hassannia said some Iranians use it in contrast to the Arabic-origin greeting "salaam."