Twitter suspended one of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accounts on Friday – 17 hours after Iran’s Supreme Leader pledged « revenge » on former President Trump for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.
The tweet from Khamenei on Thursday showed the resemblance of Trump on the golf course being targeted by a drone flying overhead.
Several other Twitter accounts operated by Khamenei’s office were still running on Friday, but the offensive tweet did not appear to be published The post came a little more than a year after Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, was killed in a US air strike ordered by the Trump administration.
Khamenei’s tweet contained the same remarks he made in a December 16 post: “Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani, as well as those who carried it out, should be punished the. That vengeance will surely come at the right time. «
Earlier this month, Twitter blocked a tweet from Khamenei that cast doubts about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and described vaccines made in the US and UK as » absolutely untrustworthy. «
Twitter took the unprecedented move earlier this month, following the Capitol uprising, of « permanently » banning President Trump’s account from the platform because his posts were « received and interpreted on and off Twitter ».
The tweets of the Former President Trump who initiated the ban included an announcement that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration and another saying, “The 75,000,000 great American patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA BIG AGAIN , will have a HUGE VOICE long into the future. You will not be disregarded or treated unfairly in any way, in any form or in any form! “
» [W] we have determined that these tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the @realDonaldTrump user should be immediately and permanently suspended from duty, « Twitter said in a statement at the time.
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