Iran daily: Supreme Leader adopts northern Irish hunger striker to bash Britain & “Empires”

In an intervention on social media on Tuesday, the Supreme Leader’s office invoked Northern Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands, who died in 1981, to criticize Britain and “global domineering empires”.

A member of the Irish Republican Army, Sands passed away after 66 days without food, in a protest over prison conditions with the demand to be labelled a prisoner of war.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s office marked the 34th anniversary of Sands’ death with a series of tweets:

We perceived the message of ’ silent lips &strongly believe in it.It heralds the fall of superpowers &global domineering empires.