You cannot talk about peace and friendship, and at the same time plot and plan sedition, and think that you can hurt the regime of the Islamic Republic of IranKhamenei rejects U.S. offer of talks Mar 22, 2010
It is expected that you will maintain the devoted personnel, use innovative methods and modern technology and draw up the necessary plans to carry out your responsibilities and boost the level of preparednessIran shakes up guards, U.S. 'ships bombs' Mar 18, 2010
In today's world that is governed by the logic of force, it is only natural for the Islamic Republic, which refuses to bow to global pressures, to be faced with various obstaclesKhamenei: Iran is 'making progress' Aug 09, 2008
We strongly warn leaders of some Western countries not to interfere in Iran's internal matters, the Iranian nation will reactIranian leader warns against interference Jul 06, 2009
We fundamentally reject nuclear weapons and prohibit the use and production of nuclear weaponKhamenei: West's nuke allegations false Sep 21, 2009
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