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Trump Mocked Online After Announcing New Sanctions On Iranian Leader Who Died In 1989

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Trump Mocked Online After Announcing New Sanctions On Iranian Leader Who Died In 1989




President Donald Trump on Monday announced he was imposing new sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who died in 1989.

“Sanctions imposed through the executive order that I’m about to sign will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader’s Office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support. The assets of Ayatollah Khomeini and his office will not be spared from the sanctions,” Trump said at the signing of an executive order to impose the sanctions.

The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was Iran’s Supreme Leader from 1979 until his death in 1989. He was succeeded by the current Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini trended on Twitter on Monday as viral tweets mocked Trump’s botched announcement.



Many also referenced Trump’s 2017 comments on Frederick Douglass, calling the iconic abolitionist “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”







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