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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the second supreme leader in Iran's history. He succeeded Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who established the extemely powerful position after the 1979 Islamic revolution.


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Ahmadinejad's Term Wins Blessing
Article | TEHRAN, Aug. 3 -- Iran's supreme leader formally blessed a second term for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday in a religious ceremony that exposed a deep schism in the Islamic republic's hierarchy and that prompted scattered street protests.
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Police Unleash Force On Rally in Tehran
Article | TEHRAN, June 20 -- Fiery chaos broke out in downtown Tehran on Saturday as security forces blocked streets and used tear gas, water cannons and batons to break up a demonstration against the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Security forces were seen firing warning shots into the air, but...
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Iran's Top Leader Endorses Election
Article | TEHRAN, June 19 -- Iran's supreme leader on Friday put his full authority behind the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, rejecting allegations of vote fraud and declaring that foreign "enemies," including the United States, were behind a week of massive street demonstrations.
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Does 'Tiananmen + Web = Tehran'?
Article | Twenty years ago this month, Thomas Ho was aboard Amtrak en route to Washington, pressing his pocket transistor radio to his left ear, sitting by the window to get better reception. A fourth-generation Chinese American, he couldn't stop listening to the latest news on the standoff at Tiananmen...
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Iran: Ahmadinejad Warns Obama. 70 Academics Arrested Overnight
| Rudi Bakhtiar, director of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, discusses the latest news out of Iran, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's televised call for restoration of order and a warning that breaking the law would lead to dictatorship, and the White House withdrawal of invitations to Iranian diplomats to attend Fourth of July festivities at U.S. embassies around the world.

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