Ruholla Khomeini

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Noun1.Ruholla Khomeini - Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)
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embassy personnel taken hostage in November 1979 by followers of the Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, and he survived the criticism for that rescue mission's failure.
Ruholla Khomeini went into exile in France in 1964 and was outspoken in his opposition to the pro-Western ruling regime of the Iranian Shah.
Since Arabpour has made the robes and turbans of senior ulama, from revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini to the present spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami, "Final Fitting" becomes a wry micro-cultural history of Iran's clerical class since the revolution.