It took 17 hours to Twitter to suspend one of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s account after it dropped a threatening message against a Trump lookalike image, vowing for “revenge” following the killing of Iran Top General Qassem Soleimani, according to reports.
The tweet in question from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday shows a golfer about to swing — with red baseball hat and all — that definitely resembles Trump himself, with an eerie large shadow that could hint that of a drone with the most creepy message:
“Revenge is inevitable,” says the tweet, translated from Farsi.
By mid-Friday morning, Khamenei’s account, @khamenei_site, was suspended for violating Twitter rules.
However, according to The Times Of Israel, the Ayatollah of Iran runs several Twitter accounts — others are still up and running — including his main one, which he regularly uses to call on the destruction of the Jewish state, yet Twitter remains mum.
As for Trump, he left office after his speech at Joint Base Andrews in front of thousands of supporters, and flew over to his Florida mansion, the Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida.
Khamenei’s tweet kept faithful to its December 16 remarks, by saying, “Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried this out should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time.”
Khamenei got a tweet blocked after he casted doubt on how efficient are the COVID-19 vaccines developed by the US and UK, earlier this month.
The suspension comes after the tech giant had banned then-President Donald Trump’s account “permanently” over how his messages were being received and “interpreted on and off Twitter.”
The tweets from former President Trump that triggered the ban were 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 GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
“[W]e have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service,” Twitter said in a statement at the time.