An account linked to Iranian leader ayatollah Khamenei has been removed from social media by Twitter. The @khamenei_site account was a threat to former US President Trump.
The tweet contains a picture showing Trump waving, in the shadow of a fighter plane or large drone. “Revenge is inevitable”, said the caption.
The message, written in Farsi, further stated: “The assassin of Soleimani and the one who ordered the order will have to pay.”
The deleted account is one of Khamenei‘s five accounts. The accounts are all not verified, but would be used by the Iranian leader for communication in different languages. The threat to Trump can still be seen on the official website of the ayatollah. Also on the main account of Khamenei the message appeared for a little while.
According to a Twitter spokesman, the tweet does not meet social media guidelines. The spokesman calls the deleted account “fake”, but does not want to explain to press agency AP how the company comes to that conclusion.
Earlier this month, Twitter deleted Trump’s account. The president of the time had posted messages that, according to many users, futified the violent storming of the Capitol. Supporters of the President said that people like Khamenei were allowed to keep their account.
The threat to Trump has to do with the assassination of Iranian General Soleimani. A year ago Soleimani died in an American drone attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Shortly thereafter, Iran launched a missile attack on an Iraqi air base where American soldiers are stationed.