Twitter suspends Iran’s supreme leader’s account after threatening post

by Jenny Mount · Jan 22nd, 2021 3:09 pm

Last Updated Jan 24th, 2021 at 9:27 pm

Twitter has suspended the account of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after he posted a photoshopped image of a figure meant to look like former President Donald Trump on a golf course being targeted by a missile strike.

Khamenei's post showed a figure in red getting ready to hit a golf ball with the shadow of a missile at the bottom of the picture, which was accompanied with a warning for Trump.

"Revenge is inevitable," Khamenei tweeted. "Soleimani's killer and the man who gave the orders must face vengeance."

Screenshot of the image included in the tweet, via The Washington Times

Khamenei added that revenge "can take place at any moment."

Trump ordered the deadly missile strike that targeted top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last year. According to U.S. officials, Soleimani was responsible for attacks by Iranian forces and their allies for many years against American troops.


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