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By John Murphy

whereas a lot cognizance has been concentrated lately upon Iran's fiery and debatable president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the nation's different top strength dealer has remained mostly within the shadows...until now. Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was once born right into a family members of strict piety and average poverty. As a serious-minded non secular scholar, 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 used to be many times imprisoned and tortured. Undaunted, he survived to witness Khomeini's victorious 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 dying, Khamenei used to be named his successor and have become the Grand Ayatollah of Iran. This new biography is vital examining for these wanting to find out about a guy prone to develop into essentially the most influential international leaders of the twenty first century.

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