[Ed. – Khamenei has a Twitter account?]
Hours after the announcement of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon’s death, a Twitter feed associated with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday tweeted quotes from the Shiite leader critical of the general-turned-statesman.
Sharon had been in a coma for almost exactly eight years since suffering a massive stroke, and died Saturday afternoon at age 85.
Quoting from previous speeches by the supreme leader, @Khamenei_ir variously called Sharon a “vampire” and a “vulture” and Israel’s “last hope.” While world leaders voiced sorrow at the loss of one of Israel’s greats, Iran stood out in its criticism of the man.