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Twitter bans account linked to Iran leader over video threatening Trump

WASHINGTON:¬†Twitter stated on Saturday (Jan 15) it had completely suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader that posted a video calling for revenge for a prime basic’s assassination towards former US president Donald Trump.

“The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,” a Twitter spokesperson instructed AFP.

The account, @KhameneiWebsite, this week posted an animated video displaying an unmanned plane focusing on Trump, who ordered a drone strike in Baghdad two years in the past that killed prime Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s primary accounts in varied languages stay lively. Last 12 months, one other related account was suspended by Twitter over a put up additionally showing to reference revenge towards Trump.

The current video, titled “Revenge is Definite”, was additionally posted on Khamenei’s official web site.

According to Twitter, the corporate’s prime precedence is preserving folks secure and defending the well being of the dialog on the platform.

The social media big says it has clear insurance policies round abusive conduct and can take motion when violations are recognized.

As head of the Quds Force, the international operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Soleimani was the architect of its technique within the Middle East.

He and his Iraqi lieutenant have been killed by a US drone strike exterior Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.

Khamenei has repeatedly promised to avenge his loss of life.

On January 3, the second anniversary of the strike, the supreme leader and ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi as soon as once more threatened the US with revenge.

Trump’s supporters commonly denounce the banning of the Republican billionaire from Twitter, underscoring that accounts of a number of leaders thought-about authoritarian by the United States are allowed to put up on the platform.



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