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Twitter bans account linked to Iran’s supreme leader over Trump assassination threat

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Twitter permanently suspended an account linked to Iran’s supreme leader after it promoted a video depicting the assassination of former President Donald Trump, according to a report. 

​”The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told​ Agence France-Presse on Saturday, referring to the account @KhameneiSite.

The social media giant said its top priority is keeping people safe and protecting the health of conversations on the platform.

The account, linked to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, posted an animated video of a drone last week targeting Trump as he is golfing near Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Florida.

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The clip called for revenge for the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force who was killed in a drone strike ordered by Trump near the Baghdad airport on Jan. 3, 2020.

In the video, titled “Revenge is Definite,” a robot spots Trump playing golf with a small group and calls in a drone strike. 

The account posted an animated video of a drone dropping a bomb on Trump.
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Moments before the drone hits Trump, wearing a red cap, and what appears to be former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, they receive a text message that says: “Solemani’s murderer and the one who gave the order will pay the price.”

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Khamenei has repeatedly vowed to assassinate Trump over the killing of Iran’s top general. ​

The former president, who has been suspended by Twitter because of his posts about the Capitol riot, and his supporters have urged the platform to take action against Iran for calling for violence against Israel and the US.

Other accounts associated with Khamenei are still online. 

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