Khamenei



Ayatollah Mohammed Ali, born 1939, chief Islamic leader of Iran since 1989.
Contemporary Examples

It’s true to an extent: the Guardian Council selects candidates and Khamenei retains his role.
Who’s Dismissing the Iranian Elections? Ali Gharib June 16, 2013

A few weeks ago, the Iranian parliament, again, of course, handpicked by Khamenei, was ready to impeach the impudent Mohallel.
Is Khamenei the New Putin? Abbas Milani September 25, 2011

Supreme Leader Khamenei and president-elect Rowhani understand what they have to do to obtain relief from sanctions.
Rowhani’s Empty Victory Andrew Apostolou June 18, 2013

In short, Khamenei has utterly, perhaps irreparably, damaged the office of supreme leader.
Iran’s Supreme Revolutionary Reza Aslan June 21, 2009

What matters now for Rowhani is whether he can get anything done within the straitjacket imposed by Khamenei.
Rowhani’s Empty Victory Andrew Apostolou June 18, 2013

“They emphasize Fordo because they cannot get to it,” said Khamenei.
Iran Supreme Leader Spills the Nuke Talk Secrets IranWire July 11, 2014

They run the economy, own major industries, and brutalize their foes—and Khamenei almost never contradicts them.
The Thugs Who Lead Iran’s Supreme Leader Gary Sick June 26, 2009

In Tehran, Khamenei is making his own powerplay—and all of this is likely to help the clerics achieve their dubious nuclear aims.
Is Khamenei the New Putin? Abbas Milani September 25, 2011

Neither Khamenei nor President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has commented on the letter.
Mysterious Letter Exposes Iranian State Secrets Omid Memarian August 6, 2010

America’s “strategic policy,” Khamenei has said, “is seeking female promiscuity.”
The Mullahs’ Greatest Fear: Kim Kardashian David Frum April 23, 2012

noun
Ayatollah Seyed Ali (ˈseɪjət). born 1940, Iranian political and religious leader: president (1981–89); supreme leader from 1989

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