In the aftermath of his country reaching a nuclear deal with a group of world powers that includes the United States, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday tweeted a graphic of President Barack Obama pointing a gun at his own head.
The @khamenei_ir English-language Twitter account has not been officially verified as being Khamenei’s, but is widely believed to belong to him. The graphic shows a silhouette of Obama with a gun to his head, accompanied by the text, “We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but if any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.”
In response to Khamenei’s previous post-deal remark that the agreement will not change “our policy toward the arrogant U.S., ” Secretary of State John Kerry told Al Arabiya television that “often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling.”