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Twitter removes Khamenei’s vaccine tweet terming it ‘violating’ rules

Khamenei's tweet suggested the coronavirus vaccines made in the United States and Britain are “untrustworthy”.

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Twitter has removed Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweet on Saturday saying the post violated its rules.

Khamenei’s tweet posted on his English-language Twitter account suggested the coronavirus vaccines made in the United States and Britain are “untrustworthy”.

“Importing vaccines made in the US or the UK is prohibited. They’re completely untrustworthy. It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations,” Khamenei’s tweet said.

The ITwitter has removed Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweet on Saturday saying the post violated its rules.ranian leader in his tweet with a hashtag #CoronaVaccine, further added that, “Given our experience with France’s HIV-tainted blood supplies, French vaccines aren’t trustworthy either.”

Earlier on Friday, Iran’s Supreme Leader banned the government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labeling the Western powers “untrustworthy”, as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.

The tweet was later removed by Twitter and was replaced with a message that said it was “no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules”.

“The account owner will be required to delete the violation Tweet before regaining access to their account,” the spokesperson for Twitter said.

The micro-blogging company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially “false or misleading information” about COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.