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June 15, 1989
The tragic and unexpected death of Ayatollah Khomeini is a very big loss to the Muslim world, and it has created a big vacuum that cannot be filled. May God bless his soul and rest him in heaven. K. HASSAN Hemet
March 18, 1995
Ahmad Khomeini, 50, son of Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A cleric and politician, the younger Khomeini lived for years in his father's shadow but had been expected to seize power after the ayatollah's death in 1989. Instead, he kept a low profile, apparently seeking to act as a powerbroker. In Tehran on Thursday six days after suffering a massive heart attack.
June 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is making satisfactory progress from surgery 10 days ago to stem bleeding in his stomach, his doctors said Friday.
January 18, 1988 | From Reuters
President Saddam Hussein met Sunday with Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Iranian opposition to the Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to discuss the situation in the region, the official Iraqi News Agency said.
September 6, 1988 | Reuters
Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, rebuked Prime Minister Hussein Moussavi today for offering to resign, saying he should stop quibbling and get on with his job. "When the . . . people sacrifice their sons for the sake of Islam it is no time for bickering and resigning," Tehran Radio quoted Khomeini as saying in a letter to Moussavi, who offered his resignation Monday, citing problems in agreeing on Cabinet appointments with President Ali Khamenei and Parliament.
December 25, 1987
Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, settled a jurisdictional dispute in the Iranian government, giving the executive branch new powers. The Tehran newspaper Kayhan said Khomeini decreed that Prime Minister Hussein Moussavi, without approval of the Majlis (Parliament), can change regulations on public utilities such as water, electricity and telephones, as well as some financial and economic institutions such as shipping, banking and labor organizations.
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