"Revenge Is Inevitable" - Iran Leader's Twitter warning to Trump as he leaves office

Friday, 22 January 2021 - 22:16

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A Twitter account linked to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has posted what appears to be a call for an attack on Donald Trump in revenge for last year's killing of its top military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani.

The post on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's @khamenei_site Twitter account late Thursday warned there was no escape from payback for the US strike outside Baghdad airport which killed Iran's storied foreign operations chief General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant.

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

"Revenge can take place at any moment."

Earlier this month, on the first anniversary of Soleimani's killing, judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi warned that not even Trump was "immune from justice" and that Soleimani's killers would "not be safe anywhere in the world".

Meanwhile it has been reported that Twitter has suspended an account linked to Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday, hours after it carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone alongside a vow to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack.

The post, on a Persian-language account linked to Khamenei's website, had carried the text of remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in December, in which he said "Revenge is certain".

That speech renewed a vow of vengeance ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of top military commander General Qassem Soleimani in the attack in Iraq.

Twitter took action after several calls for it to suspend the account.

"How come this atrocious psychopath can openly call for the assassination of a former US president, and not be kicked out of Twitter?" one user wrote in English.

"Trump's banned but this is perfectly ok. Is this a joke?" another user wrote.

Twitter banned a tweet from the ayatollah's account - which is unverified but is generally considered to be associated with him - earlier this month that described coronavirus vaccines developed in the UK and the US as "untrustworthy".

source : foreign reports