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    * Ayatollah Ali Khamenei *

    آیت الله علی خامنه ای


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    (Wikipedia) - Ali Khamenei   (Redirected from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) Not to be confused with Ruhollah Khomeini.
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    His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei سید علی خامنه‌ای 2nd Supreme Leader of IranPresidentPrime Minister Preceded by 3rd President of Iran Prime Minister Supreme Leader Preceded by Succeeded by Leader of Islamic Republican Party Deputy Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Political party Other political affiliations Spouse(s) Relations Children Religion Signature Website
    Incumbent
    Assumed office 4 June 1989
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Mohammad Khatami Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Hassan Rouhani
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Ruhollah Khomeini
    In office 13 October 1981 – 3 August 1989
    Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (Acting) Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Ruhollah Khomeini
    Mohammad-Ali Rajai
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    In office 15 July 1981 – 15 May 1987
    Mir-Hossein Mousavi
    Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
    Party dissolved
    Ali Hosseini Khamenei (1939-07-17) 17 July 1939 (age 75) Mashhad, Iran
    Combatant Clergy Association (1977-1979; 1987–present)
    Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)
    Khojaste Bagherzadeh (1964–present)
    Hadi Khamenei (brother)
    Mojtaba Mostafa Masoud Meysam Hoda Boshra
    Twelver, Shia Islam
    personal website

    Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Persian: علی حسینی خامنه‌ای‎ pronounced  ( listen); born 17 July 1939) is the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran and a Shia Cleric. Ali Khamenei succeeded Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian Revolution, after Khomeini''s death, being elected as the new Supreme Leader by the Assembly of Experts on 4 June 1989. His tenure as Supreme Leader has been marked by several major protests in Iran, such as Iran student protests, July 1999, 2009–10 Iranian election protests and 2011–12 Iranian protests. He had also served as the President of Iran from 1981 to 1989. In 2012, Forbes selected him 21st in the list of The World''s Most Powerful People.

    As the head of state, Khamenei is considered the most powerful political authority in Iran. Khamenei was the victim of an attempted assassination in June 1981 that paralysed his right arm. According to his official website, Khamenei was arrested six times before being sent to exile for three years during Mohammad Reza Pahlavi''s reign.

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