GCC Twitterati thank Trump for ‘warnings against Iranian terrorism’
The social media campaign was launched after a formal warning from Trump himself who took to twitter on to ‘put Iran on notice’
Many Saudi and Gulf users took to Twitter on Sunday to thank United States President Donald Trump for his efforts in “warning against Iranian terrorism”.
The hashtag #trumpwarnsiranianterrorism on Twitter trended in Saudi Arabia when it was first posted on Saturday night.
A map analysis on Trendsmap showed that while the hashtag was prominent in the Gulf Arab regions, some were also tweeting their thanks in Europe and North America.
The social media campaign was launched after a formal warning from Trump himself who took to twitter on Thursday to “put Iran on notice”.
“Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile. Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the US made with them!” Trump tweeted, echoing similar comments by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on Wednesday.
Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions Friday following the test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, an action the White House says is in defiance of a UN resolution.
“Iran’s continued support for terrorism and development of its ballistic missile program poses a threat to the region, to our partners worldwide, and to the United States,” said John E. Smith, acting director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.