ayatollah


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a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

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Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, "The westerners believe that after the implementation of the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the world powers in Vienna on July 14 and improvement of Iran-West relations they can achieve their goal of cultural, political and economic penetration.
The groundbreaking feature motion picture, combining animation with filmed footage, which is being produced in Boston, is in part about the totalitarian regime in Iran and the Ayatollah as seen through the daydreams and hallucinations of a student in Iran who has to translate into English an ancient Arabian myth about the dragon king, Zahhak.
We call for the provision of immediate medical treatment to Ayatollah Boroujerdi and his subsequent release from prison.
In a separate decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Shabzendedar as the new jurist of the body, replacing recently deceased member of the council Ayatollah Gholamreza Rezvani.
In both cases, Ayatollah Khamenei successfully undermined and subverted their reform efforts.
He had been named to succeed late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as Iran's supreme leader, but quarreled with him in 1989 over the mass execution of prisoners.
The Guardian's source adds, however, that the conservatives worry that overt opposition to the Ayatollah and his son risks undermining the Islamic Republic government and its power in the Middle East.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said the balloting had not been rigged, and he sided with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, offering no concessions to the opposition.
Summary: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appealed for calm in Iran after days of street protests over a disputed election result.
Summary: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday a probe into claims of election fraud, one day after he stated the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was following a "fair" process.
Baghdad, Jun 1, (VOI) a" Shiite cleric Ayatollah Muhammad Reda al-Shirazi died of a heart attack in the Iranian city of Qom at the age of 46, an official from a Shiite foundation in Karbala said on Sunday.
Although he is the elected president of Iran, he serves at the pleasure of Ayatollah All Khamenei, who has been the official "Supreme Leader" since 1990, when he assumed that title upon the death of Ayatollah Khomeini.
If you do start anything against Iran, then the energy supply from this region will be seriously endangered," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at a ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the death of Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Over the summer, Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari visited Sadr on the same day he traveled to Najaf to visit the Grand Ayatollah All Al-Sistank A year ago, this sort of recognition would have been unthinkable.
If the Welsh-resident striker's noggin-tapping antics were more than an accidental Ayatollah, he is the latest of several international sporting heroes to use the celebration.