Iran: Khamenei's Twitter account calls to avenge Soleimani and threatens Trump
Sylvie Claire / January 22, 2021
A Donald Trump playing golf under the threatening shadow of an aircraft: a Twitter account linked to the Iranian Supreme Leader publishes a call for revenge for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, apparently targeting his sponsor, the former US President. Revenge is inevitable. The murderer of Soleimani and the one who ordered the murder must suffer vengeance, says the message in Persian published Thursday shortly before midnight by @khamenei_site, account of a website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The statement, made by the Iranian number one in the past, is accompanied by a photomontage showing Donald Trump playing on a golf course by the sea with a triangular-shaped aircraft flying over it, with only the shadow cast on the green.
The architect of Iran's strategy of regional influence, General Qassem Soleimani was the head of the Qods Force, in charge of external operations for the Revolutionary Guard, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic. He was eliminated on January 3, 2020 in Baghdad by a U.S. drone strike ordered by Donald Trump. Trump stepped down on Wednesday to make way for his successor Joe Biden, and retired to the Gulf of Mar-a-Lago in Florida (southeastern United States).
The Supreme Guide promised and repeated that Soleimani's death would be avenged. On January 1, in a ceremony in memory of the officer, the head of the Iranian Judicial Authority, Ebrahim Raissi, had declared that his assassins would be nowhere safe on this earth.