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Khomeini, Ruhollah

Line breaks: Ru|hol¦lah Kho|meini
Pronunciation: /xɒˈmeɪni

Definition of Khomeini, Ruhollah in English:

( 1900–89), Iranian Shiite Muslim leader; known as Ayatollah Khomeini. After sixteen years in exile he returned to Iran in 1979 to lead an Islamic revolution which overthrew the shah. He established Iran as a fundamentalist Islamic republic and relentlessly pursued the Iran-Iraq War 1980-8.

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