khomeini khomeini  /koʊ ˈmeɪ ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)

News

  1. Iran candidates on last campaign day for election

    FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2013 file photo, in front of a portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, center, gestures to his supporters at a rally in Tehran, Iran. Iranian pro-reform candidate, Mohammad Reza Aref, pulled out of this week's presidential election to give support to a centrist ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  2. U.S. Blacklists 'Front Companies' Supporting Iran's Leadership

    The United States has blacklisted what it calls a massive "network of front companies" serving Iran's leadership. he U.S. Treasury Department said on June 4 that 37 companies-- operating under the Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order (EIKO) -- generate money from state business for Iran's leaders and work to evade international sanctions on the regime.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Payvand Iran News

Quotes

  1. "What did Imam (Khomeini) want and what did he mean by 'exporting the revolution'? Taking up arms and causing explosions in other countries and establishing groups to carry out sabotage in other countries? Imam was strongly opposed to these...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Mohammad Khatami Source: KTAR.com

  2. "As the Imam Khomeini said, if each Muslim throws a bucket of water on Israel, Israel will be erased," Mottaki told a conference in Tehran, recalling a saying by Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: AFP

  3. "Whoever deviates from the path of Imam (Khomeini), despite whatever power he holds, he will be thrown away by the strong hand of the people," Ahmadinejad said at the mausoleum of Khomeini in south Tehran as crowds of people shouted "Allahu...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: AFP

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