Twitter suspended Friday an account believed to belong to the office of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The social media giant has taken action against some Iran-related accounts since permanently suspending Donald Trump from Twitter earlier this month when Trump was still president.
The account, which had the handle @khamenei_site, tweeted a threat against Trump. The tweet was entitled “revenge” and showed a blond man on a golf course resembling the former president. The shadow of a large drone appeared over the green. The text, in Persian, also referenced the “killing of Soleimani.” This refers to the Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a US airstrike ordered by Trump in January 2020.