Twitter suspends account of Iran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Twitter suspends account of Iran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Twitter on Friday suspended one of the accounts of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for violating the social media platform's rules.

The action was taken after Khamenei sent a tweet from his @khamenei_site account in which he vowed "Vengeance is inevitable" and shared an image of a golfer resembling former US President Donald Trump under the shadow of a large drone.

He was voicing revenge for Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, 2020.

Khamenei's main account, @khamenei_ir, as well as other accounts in different languages did not get affected by the suspension.