Ali Khamenei vs Barack Obama

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Supreme Leader of Iran
President, United States
$95 Billion
Net worth 2018
Spiritual & Religious Leaders
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President
Mashhad
Residence
Honolulu, Hawai, USA
Iranian
Country
United States
17/07/1939
BirthDay
04/08/1961
Height
1.85 m
Children
2
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Columbia University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University
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1997

But when President Mohammad Khatami assumed office in 1997, the two men did not enjoy a smooth relationship as their ideologies often conflicted

1990

He had a peaceful working relationship with President Hashemi Rafsanjani in the early 1990s

1989

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, died in 1989 and Ali Khamenei succeeded him, assuming the role of the new Supreme Leader of Iran on 4 June 1989

1981

Shortly afterwards, the President Mohammad Rajai was assassinated and Khamenei was elected President of Iran by a landslide vote in the Iranian presidential elections in October 1981, becoming the first cleric to serve in this office

1980

The 1980s was a turbulent time in Iran and he helped guide the nation during the Iraq-Iran War and forged ties with the Revolutionary Guards

1979

He played a key role in the 1979 Iranian revolution, which led to the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty and establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran

1958

In 1958, he traveled to Qom where he attended the classes of Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi and Ruhollah Khomeini, eventually becoming involved in the Islamic activities of 1963

1939

He was born on 17 July 1939 as the second of eight children to Seyyed Javad Khamenei and Khadijeh Mirdamadi in Mashhad, Iran