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Supreme Leader of Iran


Ali KhameneiAli Khamenei

Date of Birth: 17 July 1939
Birth Place: Mashhad, Iran
Political Party: Combatant Clergy Association
Arrival in Power: 4 June 1989
Religion: Shia Islam
Profession: Cleric

Biography:


Ali Khamenei was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1939. He is the current Supreme Leader of Iran. Before becoming Supreme Leader, Ali played an important role in the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He was the President of Iran from 1981 to 1989 before being named supreme leader in 1989 a post he has held ever since. He was the victim of an assassination attempt in 1981.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Khamenei

Updated on: December 21, 2011

 

 

President of Iran


Mahmoud AhmadinejadMahmoud Ahmadinejad

Date of Birth: 28 October 1956
Birth Place: Aradan, Iran
Political Party: Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, Islamic Society of Engineers
Arrival in Power: 3 August 2005
Religion: Shia Islam
Profession: Civil Engineer

Biography:


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born in Aradan, Iran, in 1956. He is the current President of Iran. He studied Civil Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology, he also holds a PhD from the same school. He was for a time a provincial governor and was later Mayor of Tehran. He ran in the 2005 presidential elections and won, he was re-elected in 2009 although there were large protest against the latest elections. He is a vocal critic of the United States and Israel, where he does not recognize Israel's right to exist.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

Updated on: December 21, 2011