Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei

Born: July 17, 1939

Nationality: Iranian

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Biography: Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran, and a Twelver Shi'a marja. He had also served as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989. In 2010, Forbes selected him 26th in the list of 'World's Most Powerful People'.

Source/Notes: It Is Not Unusual for Heads of State to Wish for the Death of Another Country's President - American politicians
Source/Notes: The Americans in Iraq are 'like a wolf whose tail has been caught in a trap.' May 2004 - Conflict in Iraq

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Source/Notes: Young Iranians dream of better life in the West, Reuters, 23 March 2007 - Emigration of Iranians

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