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ალი ხამენეის პოლიტიკური პორტრეტი
Political Portrait of Ali Khamenei

Author(s): Maia Kapanadze, Tamta Kodua
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Political history, Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: ბათუმის შოთა რუსთაველის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი, ჰუმანიტარული მეცნიერებატა ფაკულტეტის აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის დეპარტამენტის „ელექტრონული ჟურნალი“.
Keywords: Iran; Rahbar; Leader; Khamenei; Constitution; Politics;

Summary/Abstract: The spiritual leader of Iran is an important figure for this state. He is not only a spiritual but also a political leader. He has quite a lot of power in his hands, which is enshrined in the country's constitution. Quite interesting is the current leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Khamenei. His political activities are also distinguished. Therefore, he attracts attention, not only as a spiritual but also as a political leader. It is noteworthy that before Ali Khamenei became the Rahbar (spiritual leader) of Iran, he was the president of the country for 8 years and ruled the country together with the first spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhola Khomeini. Ali Khamenei is quite active in the political life of the country, which is his legitimate right. He played a key role in lifting sanctions on Iran in 2015, along with then-President Hassan Rouhani. He is still actively involved in the ongoing negotiations on sanctions against Iran.