Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Union of three commanders belonging to the specified Instagram accounts, the United States for a period of entry into force for the terrorist union was suspended.
Suspended accounts include Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Commander-in-Chief of the Quds Forces, Mr. Mohammad Ali Jafari, Commander-in-Chief of IRGC, and Brig. Gen. Mohammed Pakpour, IRGC Land Forces Commander.
The US announced last week that it would declare the IRGC a terrorist organization. Trump acknowledges the fact that the movement ”is not only a State of Terrorism Sponsor of Iran but also the fact that the IRGC is actively involved, financed and promoted as a tool of the state.
Instagram stated that they are obliged to comply with the US sanctions and to disable accounts related to the designated organizations.
In the statement of Instagram, US sanctions law says they are working under the constraints. “They are working with appropriate government officials to ensure that they fulfill legal obligations, including those related to the recent appointment of the IRGC,” they said.
Soleimani’s account in the account of 900 thousand followers reported. The account was once used to mock Trump after the US president posted an image of “Throne Games” in the style of The Game of Thrones.
Soleimani responded with a picture similar to the post as “We will stand against you”.
On Tuesday, Iranian lawmakers approved a bill that described US forces in the Middle East as terrorists.
The IRGC declared a terrorist on the United States and entered into force on Monday.
The IRGC is Iran’s outstanding military force and is politically powerful in the country, supervising the country’s ballistic missile program and controlling most of the economy.
He accuses the Quds Force, a group of Saudi Arabian and other Arab countries, and its foreign wing, of destabilizing the Middle East from their interventions in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.