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Twitter suspends account linked to Iran's supreme leader following threat against Trump

The social media giant also suspended an account from an Iran-backed Iraqi militia commander; these actions follow the suspension of Donald Trump's Twitter account earlier this month when he was still president.

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.

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