• Iran

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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  • Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a marja and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran. Khamenei then went to serve as the third President of Iran from 1981 to 1989 while becoming a close ally to Khomeini. Eventually, after Khomeini had a fall off with then heir-apparent Hussein Ali Montazeri, Rafsanjani claimed that Khomeini had chosen Khamenei as his successor while the Assembly of Experts deliberated to elect the next Supreme Leader. Khamenei succeeded the first Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini, after Khomeini's death, being elected as the new Supreme Leader by the Assembly of Experts on 4 June 1989 at the age of 49. Khamenei is head of the servants of Astan Quds Razavi from 14 April 1979.
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  • Born
    Jul 17, 1939, Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran
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  • Other political affiliations
    Islamic Republican Party, Combatant Clergy Association
  • Spouse(s)
    Khojaste Bagherzadeh
  • Children
    Mostafa, Mojtaba, Masoud, Meysam, Hoda, Boshra
  • Relatives
    Hadi Khamenei
  • Residence
    House of Leadership
  • Alma mater
    Qom Seminary
  • President
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Rouhani
  • Preceded by
    Ruhollah Khomeini
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