Khamenei, Soleimani Instagram accounts suspended

The suspension came one day after the United States voted IRGC a terrorist organization.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 18, 2019 02:29
Khamenei, Soleimani Instagram accounts suspended

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. (photo credit: REUTERS/CAREN FIROUZ)

 
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Instagram has closed the accounts of the heads of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, according to reports. 

On Tuesday, one day after the United States voted to officially designate IRGC as a terrorist organization, the photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook suspended the accounts of leaders Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Qasem Soleimani, as well as those of IRGC commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari and Brig. Gen. Mohammed Pakpour. 
The reason for the suspension is unclear.


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