Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, January 17, 2020 -
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A warning for the former US president?
A message calling for revenge for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and threatening his sponsor, Donald Trump, was posted on the Twitter account linked to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday.
“Revenge is inevitable.
The murderer of Soleimani and the one who ordered the murder must endure revenge ”, we can read on the message in Persian published on the account @khamenei_site, linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
A drone strike ordered by Donald Trump
The text, which reports comments made by the Iranian Supreme Leader in the past, is accompanied by a photomontage showing Donald Trump playing on a golf course by the sea flown over by a triangular-shaped aircraft of which only the projected shadow can be seen. on the green.
Architect of Iran's regional influence strategy, General Qassem Soleimani was the head of the Quds Force, in charge of the external operations of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic.
He was eliminated on January 3, 2020 in Baghdad by an American drone strike ordered by Donald Trump.
The latter left office on Wednesday to make way for his successor Joe Biden, and retired to his golf course in Mar-a-Lago in Florida (South-East of the United States).
"Revenge can take place at any time"
The Supreme Leader has promised over and over again that Soleimani's death will be avenged.
On January 1, during a ceremony in memory of the officer, the head of the Iranian judicial authority, Ebrahim Raïssi, declared that his assassins would be “nowhere safe on this earth”.
"Do not think that someone like the President of America, who appears as an assassin or who ordered an assassination, can get away with it (…) Never," he said.
"Revenge can take place at any time," said the Iranian guide's site Twitter account.
On January 9, Twitter deleted a message published by one of Ali Khamenei's Twitter accounts banning the importation of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in the United States or Great Britain, judging that it could not be done. trust these two countries.
The social network had estimated that this tweet violated "specifically (Twitter) policy on misleading information on Covid-19".
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