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Twitter Faces Questions Over Why Saudi’s Bin Salman And Venezuela’s Maduro Still Have Accounts

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Twitter has removed a COVID-19 conspiracy theory posted by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling the vaccines imported from the U. S. or U.K ‘completely untrustworthy.’

Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, still has access to the account and has since tweeted – to the ire of Twitter critics demanding he be suspended since the platform banned U. S. President Donald Trump from their services.

‘It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations,’ the tweet said in reference to the two countries, CBS News reports. It also said the vaccines from France ‘aren’t trustworthy.’

It raises questions as to why certain leaders such as Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud all still have access to their accounts.

Khamenei in the past as even called for genocide in Israel through the ‘elimination of Zionists’, but is allowed to remain on the platform.

OJ Simpson, white nationalist Richard Spencer, and known anti-Semite Louis Farrahkan are also still allowed to freely tweet.

A tweet on Khamenei’s Farsi-language account is still up and expresses similar sentiments.

Khamenei on Friday announced a ban on importing vaccines from the United States and Britain.

The Red Crescent in Iran said it will not import the massive stash of the Pfizer vaccine that benefactors from America had planned to donate to the country.

Iran’s leader has given the green light on imports of the vaccine from ‘safe places abroad.

Twitter announced Friday evening that it was officially banning Trump from the platform after he incited a mob of supporters to descend on the Capitol and wreak havoc.

‘After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,’ Twitter said Friday.

‘In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.

‘Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

‘However, we made it clear going back years t