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A photo of Ali Khamenei the current Supreme Leader of Iran when he was a young student attending religious studies in Mashad. (Year ?) Born to an Azerbaijani father and a Yazd-native mother in Mashhad, Ali Khamenei began religious studies before completing elementary education. The son of a cleric, he is second eldest of eight children, and two of his brothers are also clerics. His younger brother, Hadi Khamenei, is a notable newspaper editor and cleric. He attended religious…

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In a dramatic move, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, announced the winner of its annual “Taqiyya Award”. Organized by the Iranian Leadership, the

Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini (1902 89)an Iranian Ayatollah, revolutionary, politician, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until…

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Should Ayatullah Ali Khamenei be on the TIME 100?

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The Quds Force (alternatively spelled Ghods or Qods) (Persian: نیروی قدس‎, translit. Niru-ye Qods, "Jerusalem Force") is a special forces unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and is responsible for their extraterritorial operations. The Quds Force reports directly to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei. Its commander was Major General Qasem Soleimani until August 2014, when it was replaced by Hossein Hamadani, his former deputy. While "little is reliably known" about the force, as of ...

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The Supreme Leader of Iran presided over chants of "Death to America" while responding to Pres. Obama's conciliatory message to Iran.

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