On Monday, the Qassem Soleimani Foundation published an image on Twitter showing the US President Donald Trump being targeted by a sniper, vowing retaliation against the US for killing the Iranian general. Although the post was removed shortly after publication, some users had the time to take a screenshot. The news arrived just before the international media reported gunshots at the White House and the evacuation of the tycoon.
The Foundation’s tweet included a quote from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warning that Iran will never forget the US killing of Soleimani and “will certainly deliver a retaliatory blow to the Americans.”
Khamenei’s remark, resurfaced yesterday, comes from his speech during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, last month, in Tehran.
Many users of the social network site have claimed that the post was a death threat for President Trump, urging Twitter to remove the tweet and take action against the account of the Soleimani Foundation, led by his daughter Zeinab Soleimani.
The general’s daughter has repeatedly demanded revenge for killing her beloved father publicly. Soleimani, who led the Quds Force, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed in a US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
Iran reacted days later by launching a ballistic missile attack against the military bases in Iraq that house US troops. Hours later, the IRGC shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane over Tehran, which it claimed to have mistaken for a cruise missile.
While we don’t know if there are any direct threats to the US president’s life, Soleimani’s post poses a warning to all Americans. The Iranian general was known for his relations with Lebanese Hezbollah. After the last week’s explosion in Beirut, many believe that the next target of the Lebanese terrorist group and the armed wing of Allah’s party could be the military base of Al-Udeid, which hosts American forces located in Qatar.
Al Udeid is a base southwest of Doha, also known as Abu Nakhlah airport. It houses the Qatar Air Force, the United States Air Force, the Royal Air Force, and other members and resources of the Gulf War Coalition.That explains the growing demands from Americans to the White House to withdraw their military from the Gulf country.