DONALD TRUMP has given Iran a stern Game of Thrones-style warning on Twitter and Instagram that sanctions are not long off, sparking a furious comeback from an Iranian special forces commander.
The US President posted a picture of himself with the words: “Sanctions are coming” referencing the phrase “Winter is Coming” from the popular fantasy book series and HBO show.
The comment is followed by “November 5”, the date on which the newest and harshest round of US sanctions on Iran will come into force.
Major General Qasem Soleimani from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and commander of the specialist Quds force, then responded on his own Instagram page.
The general posted a picture of himself with the defiant words: “I will stand against you”.
President Trump announced in May his intentions of quitting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Barack Obama struck with Tehran, as well as China, France, Russia, the UK, Germany and the EU.
The deal meant Iran promised to limit its nuclear weapons in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.
The network said: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
They also tweeted: “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” referring to the language of a nomadic people in the series.