By Ryan Teague Beckwith
March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called out Iran for tweeting threats to his country during his speech before Congress on Tuesday—so it’s not surprising that Iran responded with a tweet.

“Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology,” Netanyahu said. “He tweets that Israel must be annihilated—he tweets. You know, in Iran, there isn’t exactly free Internet. But he tweets in English that Israel must be destroyed.”

Two hours later, a Twitter account associated with Khamenei responded with a tweet, or more properly, a subtweet, since it didn’t mention Netanyahu or his speech to Congress:

It’s not the first time the Iranian leader’s account, which has 103,000 followers, has taken a shot at the United States. As TIME reported last year, the Twitter account also accused the United States of “racial discrimination” after a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed a black teenager.

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