Khamenei’s tweet included a photo of Trump prepared with a photo-editing program, which showed him playing golf, with a drone wing appearing to be about to target him.
Khamenei wrote on the picture the phrase “inevitable and inevitable revenge,” referring to revenge for the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad Airport in January 2020.
And last December, Khamenei tweeted that “those who ordered the killing of General Soleimani, as well as those who carried out, must be punished. This revenge will definitely happen at the appropriate time.”
Nearly two weeks ago, Twitter blocked a tweet posted by Khamenei, in which he attacked American or British vaccines, and said that Tehran would not import them, and questioned it.
At the time, Khamenei’s English-speaking account wrote, “It is forbidden to import vaccines made in America or the United Kingdom. They are completely unreliable. Not far away, they want to pollute other nations.”
Perhaps Khamenei meant by tweeting the Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.
Tensions have escalated between Tehran and Washington since Trump withdrew from Tehran’s nuclear deal and the major powers, signed in March 2015. And to that, a series of US sanctions have doubled the suffering of the Iranian economy.
On Wednesday, when US President Joe Biden was inaugurated, his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the end of the Trump era and called on Washington to return to the nuclear deal.