Guess who one of the newest members on Instagram is? Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. His new account has the handle @khamenei_ir, the same as his surprisingly active Twitter account.
So far, the supreme ruler’s account boasts 6 photographs and nearly 1,000 followers. The images have had retro photos applied to them, but none of them were shot by Khamenei himself (the account is presumably run by a member of his staff).
Comments left in response to his first posted photo range from friendly blessings to death wishes:
You can check out the account and photographs here.