Twitter permanently banned an account linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday after it shared an animated video this week showing a robot and drone attempting to carry out an attack. attack against the former President. Donald Trump.
Khamenei and Iran’s leaders have repeatedly vowed to exact revenge on Trump after he ordered an airstrike in January 2020 that killed Iranian Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani. Khamenei account @KhameneiSite last week shared animation video.
“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for violating our ban avoidance policy”, a Twitter Spokesperson confirmed with Newsweek on Saturday. Twitter confirmed the decision for the first time BBC And after that fox The business said it has permanently locked the @KhameneiSite account that shared the clip.
“Twitter says @Khamenei_Site has been banned in 2021 for creating fake accounts, among other things. However, that account’s tweets are regularly retweeted by Khamenei’s main accounts. None of his accounts. The Supreme Leader of Iran is verified by Twitter,” BBC journalist Kian Sharifi wrote in a Twitter thread on Saturday.
Sharifi noted that, “Twitter initially deleted the tweet containing the animation before permanently suspending the account.” According to Twitter, the company’s top priority is keeping people safe and protecting the health of conversation on the social media platform.
The clip, posted by the Khamenei account on Twitter, begins with aerial footage of Trump’s Florida golf club. It then goes deeper to show cartoon characters that appear to be the former president and his associates playing a round of golf. The screen alternates with an individual in camouflage military uniform typing at a computer, seemingly preparing for a drone attack on Trump.
One of Trump’s associates then received a text message typed by someone in military uniform. The message read: “The murder of Soleimani and the one who ordered it will pay the ultimate price.” A nearby robot will then fire what appears to be a targeting laser, as the view shifts to what appears to be a drone’s targeting screen. It zooms in on the animated Trump when the word “SN READY” flashes red.
In January 2021, another account linked to Khamenei shared a similar image, which appears to show a drone ready to attack Trump.
“Revenge is inevitable,” the post of the account linked to the Iranian leader said. “Revenge must be taken against those who ordered the killing of General Soleimani as well as those who carried out it.”
Although that Twitter post has since been deleted, Khamenei’s other accounts are still active on the site. According to the social media platform, these other accounts are not affected at this time by the decision to ban one.
“In the enemy’s mind, the death of General #Soleimani was seen as a threat to us. However, the Islamic nation of Iran turned this threat into an opportunity. The Resistance Movement not only not extinguished but increased when viewable”, the Iranian leader tweeted from his @khamenei_ir account on January 9.
Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani drew considerable international criticism, as well as from US lawmakers.
“With him [Soleimani’s] dead, do you think it is more or less likely that Iran and its militias and proxies will attack the US? I would argue it’s more likely, “Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said in January 2020 immediately after the murder.
“The president says he doesn’t want permanent war in the Middle East, but he’s adding more and more troops. If you don’t want permanent war, you don’t keep sending more targets there.” Paul said.
Notably, it was Trump who permanently banned by Twitter the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol. Hundreds of then-president’s supporters carried out the attack after he urged them to march to the legislature and “fight like hell”. That riot took place in an apparent attempt to disrupt the President’s official certification Joe BidenElectoral College victory.
“After closely reviewing recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context surrounding them — specifically how they are received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have suspended the account permanently due to the risk of opportunity to incite more violence,” Twitter wrote in a blog post explaining the decision.
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