The Twitter account belonging to Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted an image of a golfer resembling Donald Trump being targeted by a drone with an accompany text vowing revenge for the death of top military commander General Qassem Soleimani.
The Persian-language tweet on Friday by Khamenei, referred to a statement he made last month declaring that “Revenge is certain” for all involved in the death of Soleimani, according to Reuters.
“Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried this out should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time,” Khamenei statement read.
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Tension between the two countries were high in 2018 when Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama in 2015 and implemented crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy. The US and Iran were on the brink of war following the death of Soleimani in a US drone strike in January 2019.
On Wednesday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signalled that his country is ready to rejoin the nuclear agreement with the new Biden administration in the White House.
“The ball is in the U.S. court now. If Washington returns to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact,” Rouhani said in a cabinet meeting, Reuters reported. “Today, we expect the incoming U.S. administration to return to the rule of law and commit themselves, and if they can, in the next four years, to remove all the black spots of the previous four years.”
“Tyrant Trump’s political career and his ominous reign are over today and his ‘maximum pressure’ policy on Iran has completely failed. Trump is dead but the nuclear deal is still alive,” he added.