At least two times over the past week, Iran's military has seemingly provoked the U.S. Navy by using its Sadegh drones to shadow the USS Nimizt aircraft carrier operating in the Persian Gulf while creating a "dangerous" operating environment for F/A-18 pilots in the area (we noted the encounters here and here).
But this morning, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei decided to take a shot at the U.S. via a medium much more familiar to the Trump White House: Twitter.
Of course, this is rich coming from a guy who referred to Israel as a "cancerous tumor of a state" that should be "annihilated" and constantly subjects female activists to prison time and "lashings" for having the audacity to speak out about gender bias, an action which Khamenei says only serves to "corrupt the role of women in society."
Ayatollah Khamenei: Israel Is A Hideous Entity In the Middle East Which Will Undoubtedly Be Annihilated http://twitpic.com/2kkrj6— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) September 2, 2010
But, we're sure the irony will be lost on CNN when they inevitably decide to use the Supreme Leader's tweet at some point today to mock Trump.