Over the weekend, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif defended the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the mean ol’ meanies who have rightfully denounced them:
Today, Iranians–boys, girls, men, women–are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) October 14, 2017
Nice try, Javad.
No we are not! I never forget getting beaten down and tear gassed by IRGC in the streets. They are why we are suffering now!
— Shaheenchev (@shaheenchevv) October 14, 2017
You are misinformed sir, I am an Iranian and I am not IRGC.
— Cafe (@_Cafe) October 14, 2017
I’m not IRGC. I’m not terrorist.
— حسام محمدی (@mohamadi_h) October 14, 2017
No, I’m not IRGC, we, men, women, boys and girls, people of iran, hate IRGC.
— فرزاد از ناکجاآباد🌟 (@farzad_az) October 14, 2017
Wait slow down man!!!Not in my name!! I'm not IRGC !!!!
— name can be blank (@PardysS) October 14, 2017
"Today Iranians are all IRGC"
says who? says the dictator.
— Mehrdad (@MehrdadZX) October 15, 2017
When @JZarif says "we" he doesn't mean Iranians, but "Iranian regime guys" who follow Vilayat-e Faqih. IRGC doesn't represent Iranian people
— Mohammed Alsulami (@mohalsulami) October 14, 2017
How dare you calling the people of Iran IRGC ? IRGC tortured and killed our brothers. We never forget green movement, and you better not.
IRGC is enemy of the people and protector of brutal dictator that you represent.
We will Never supported them and will never do so. pic.twitter.com/2kX1c1mWb5
— Black Opium (@Black__Opium) October 15, 2017
NO,Im an Iranian, live in Tehran,Im not IRGC because they kill my friends in streets in green movement,they torture and kill my friend in jail after arrested him,I hate #IRGC and hope someday they will be overthrow and dead,they kill innocent people in world
— خسته (@khaasste) October 14, 2017
— heshmat alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) October 14, 2017
I'm not and will never be part of your murderous regime.
— Shervin (@simplyShervin) October 14, 2017
Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lent his own voice to the chorus of those setting the record straight about the IRGC, complete with some parting advice for Zarif:
My message to Iran's foreign minister: Delete your account pic.twitter.com/i0Ca57uc4u
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 16, 2017
That’d certainly be a good start.