Iran: Khamenei Twitter account calls for revenge on Soleimani and threatens Trump

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Tehran | Donald Trump playing golf under the threatening shadow of an aircraft: A Twitter account linked to the Iranian Supreme Leader publishes a call for revenge for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani appearing to target his sponsor, the former US president.

“Revenge is inevitable. The murderer of Soleimani and the one who ordered the murder must endure revenge, ”said the message in Persian published shortly before midnight on Thursday by @khamenei_site, account of a website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

These comments, made in the past by the Iranian number one, are accompanied by a photomontage showing Donald Trump playing on a golf course by the sea flown over by a triangular-shaped aircraft of which we can only see the shadow cast on the green.

Architect of Iran’s regional influence strategy, General Qassem Soleimani was the head of the Quds Force, in charge of the external operations of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic.

He was eliminated on January 3, 2020 in Baghdad by an American drone strike ordered by Donald Trump. The latter left office on Wednesday to make way for his successor Joe Biden, and retired to his golf course in Mar-a-Lago in Florida (Southeastern United States).

The Supreme Leader has promised over and over again that Soleimani’s death will be avenged. On January 1, during a ceremony in memory of the officer, the head of the Iranian judicial authority, Ebrahim Raïssi, declared that his assassins would be “nowhere safe on this earth”.

“Do not think that someone like the President of America, who appears as an assassin or who ordered an assassination, can get away with it (…) Never,” he said.

“Revenge can take place at any time,” said the Iranian guide’s site’s Twitter account.

On January 9, Twitter deleted a message posted by one of Mr. Khamenei’s Twitter accounts banning the importation of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in the United States or Britain, judging it could not be done. trust these two countries.

The social network had estimated that this tweet violated “specifically (Twitter) policy on misleading information about COVID-19”.

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