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By John Murphy

whereas a lot cognizance has been targeted lately upon Iran's fiery and debatable president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the nation's different top energy dealer has remained mostly within the shadows...until now. Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used to be born right into a kinfolk of strict piety and average poverty. As a serious-minded spiritual pupil, he quickly stuck the attention of the Ayatollah Khomeini. becoming a member of Khomeini in his innovative actions opposed to the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran, Khamenei was once time and again imprisoned and tortured. Undaunted, he survived to witness Khomeini's successful go back from exile and was once rewarded for his sacrifices to the Islamic revolution with a chain of vital govt and non secular appointments. Upon Khomeini's loss of life, Khamenei used to be named his successor and have become the Grand Ayatollah of Iran. This new biography is vital studying for these desirous to know about a guy more likely to develop into essentially the most influential international leaders of the twenty first century.

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