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Khomeini, Ruhollah

Pronunciation: /xɒˈmeɪni/
(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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