Sometimes they threaten, sometimes they order assassinations... and sometimes they ask for help -- it's like mad people staggering to and froKhamenei: Iran nuke program to continue Jun 03, 2008
Those people who used to say Iran's nuclear activity must be dismantled are now saying we are ready to accept your advances, on condition that it will not continue indefinitelyAyatollah endorses Iran nuclear program Feb 29, 2008
We are witnessing in our country that some women activists and some men are trying to play with Islamic laws ... in order to harmonize them with international conventions related to women. This is wrong. ... They shouldn't see the solution in changing Islamic jurisprudence lawsOutside View: West should back Iranians Feb 01, 2008
Any nation determined to build up its own destiny should seek such a keyIran's president attends SCO summit Jun 15, 2006
The Islamic Republic is ready to transfer this experience and the technology and knowledge of its scientistsIran threatens to share nuke expertise Apr 25, 2006
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i (Persian: سید علی حسینی خامنهای, Azerbaijani: سید علی حسینی خامنهای - Seyyid Əli Xameneyi, pronounced ( listen); born 17 July 1939), is an Iranian politician as the figurative head of the Muslim conservative establishment in Iran and Twelver Shi'a marja. In 2010, Forbes selected him 26th in the list of 'World's Most Powerful People'.
He was president of Iran from 1981 to 1989, and has been Supreme Leader of Iran since June 1989 when the Assembly of Experts appointed him to succeed Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He has been described as one of only three people having "important influences" on the Islamic Republic of Iran (the other two being the founder of the republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and the president of Iran for much of the 1990s, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani). So far, the biggest challenge to his leadership has been the mass protests following the June 2009 presidential elections. Khamenei, however, continued to strongly support Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's policies and re-election. Khamenei was the victim of an attack aimed to assassinate him in June 1981 which paralyzed his right arm.
The origin of Ali Khamenei family is from Tafresh in today Markazi province .the ancestors of Ali Khamenei had migrated from their original home in Tafresh to Tabriz.Born in Mashhad, he is second eldest of eight children, and two of his brothers are also clerics. His younger brother, Hadi Khamenei, is a notable newspaper editor and cleric. Ali Khamenei is half Iranian Azeri and his mother is a Yazd-native