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  The Online NewsHour: Governing Iran | Government Structure | PBS
According to Iran's constitution, the supreme leader is responsible for supervising the "general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran" and directs all the country's foreign and domestic policy.
The supreme leader is represented throughout the government through representatives that serve as field liaisons.
The supreme leader appoints the six theologians, and the judiciary nominates the six legal experts.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/middle_east/iran/structure.html   (1161 words)

  
  Supreme Leader of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the Supreme Leader is the ultimate head of the Iranian political establishment, the President of Iran fulfils many of the classic roles for a head of state, such as accrediting ambassadors.
The question of how the Supreme Leader and the President match up with the theoretical definitions of head of state or head of government is a thorny one; however, de facto and de jure the Supreme Leader's authority is, as the title implies, supreme.
The Supreme Leader is elected by the Assembly of Experts and serves for life, although he can theoretically be deposed by the same assembly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Supreme_Leader_of_Iran   (430 words)

  
 Iran's supreme leader seeks calm in Iraq - Boston.com
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for an end to the bloody sectarian conflict tearing apart neighboring Iraq.
TEHRAN, Iran --Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for an end to the bloody sectarian conflict tearing apart neighboring Iraq.
Arab nations in the region, Iraq and other Muslim nations should be careful not to play along with these U.S. plots," the supreme leader said, adding that the biggest priority for the U.S. in the Middle East was protecting Israel's interests.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/10/24/irans_supreme_leader_seeks_calm_in_iraq   (318 words)

  
 The Structure of Power in Iran
According to Iran's Constitution, the Supreme Leader is responsible for the delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran," which means that he sets the tone and direction of Iran's domestic and foreign policies.
The Supreme Leader's sphere of power is extended through his representatives, an estimated 2,000 of whom are sprinkled throughout all sectors of the government and who serve as the Leader's clerical field operatives.
What is known is that the Supreme Leader is in control of all matters of defense, security, and foreign policy, and that a special law dictates that the head of the MOIS must be a cleric, which deepens the Supreme Leader's influence.
www.iranchamber.com /government/articles/structure_of_power.php   (1435 words)

  
 Iran's Supreme Leader: Conflict between executive, supervisory boards not something new
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that conflict between the executive and supervisory boards of the election is not something new and every conflict has a solution, IRNA reported from Tehran.
The Supreme Leader said that the majority of members of parliament are faithful to the Islamic Revolution and keen on serving the people adding that the parliament is the pillar of the Islamic Republic.
The Supreme Leader said that Majlis shoulders heavy responsibility which are the religious, ethical and national obligation for the members of parliament.
www.payvand.com /news/04/feb/1029.html   (463 words)

  
 Iran: Supreme Leader calls for legal channels to resolve qualification dispute
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Monday recommended the Interior Ministry officials and the governors general to explore legal channels to resolve their dispute with the Supervisory Board, IRNA reported from Tehran.
The Supreme Leader appreciated the services of the governors general and said that the progressive movement is underway in the provinces thanks to blessings of the Almighty and the services of the governors general.
The Supreme Leader said that capability of every official belongs to the Islamic Republic and all the officials are expected to mobilize their capability to advance the goal of the Islamic Republic.
www.payvand.com /news/04/jan/1079.html   (706 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Caliphate
Caliphate, office and realm of the caliph as supreme leader of the Muslim community and successor of the Prophet Muhammad.
Under Muhammad the Muslim state was a theocracy, with the Shari'ah law, the religious and moral principles of Islam, as the law of the land.
On his death in ad 632, a group of Islamic leaders met in Medina, the capital of the Muslim world at that time, and elected Abu Bakr, the Prophet's father-in-law and closest associate, to lead the community.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575871/Caliphate.html   (493 words)

  
 Iran
According to Iran's Constitution (http://www.salamiran.org/IranInfo/State/Constitution/), the Supreme Leader of Iran is responsible for the delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran." In the absence of a single leader, a council of religious leaders is appointed.
Twelve jurists comprise the Council of Guardians, six of whom are appointed by the Supreme Leader.
The head of the judiciary is appointed by the Supreme Leader, who in turn appoints the head of the Supreme Court and the chief public prosecutor.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Iran   (2489 words)

  
 Supreme Leader raises challenge between Islamic order and new world order
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday there is an ongoing challenge between new Islamic order initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the new world order being followed by global arrogance.
The Supreme Leader put emphasis on the need to implement the 20-year strategy plan for economic, social and cultural development and said that the plan would lead Iran to a developed country in the next 20 years.
The Supreme Leader said that the Assembly of Experts is an exceptional body elected by vote of people and the body enjoys brilliant personalities and high ranking officials.
guerrillanews.com /headlines/1474/Supreme_Leader_raises_challenge_be...   (972 words)

  
 Supreme Leader of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The post of Supreme Leader (ولی فقیه or رهبر in Persian) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the central political and religious authority in the nation.
While the Supreme Leader is the ultimate head of the Iranian political establishment, the President of Iran fullfils many of the classic roles for a head of state, such as accrediting ambassadors.
Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Supreme_Leader   (452 words)

  
 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
The highest-ranking official in the Islamic Republic is the leader or Vali-e-Faghih (Jurisprudential Guardianship).
The leader or the leadership council is chosen by the Council of Experts, the members of which are elected by the direct vote of the people.
The preamble to the Constitution vests supreme authority in the faqih.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iran/leader.htm   (827 words)

  
 Supreme Leader: Islamic Revolution helped boost national capacity - Irna
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the Islamic Revolution helped bring self-confidence to the youth and self-belief to the nation to boost national capacity in science and action.
The Supreme Leader expressed pleasure with the list of requests the talented young students submitted to him and said that the topics mentioned by the students had been on the agenda of the leadership and that similarity between the requests and objectives of the governing system indicated progress of science in the country.
The Supreme Leader said that faith along with good deed is the prerequisite for progress in all fields including in the arena of science and the nation is currently making efforts to materialize the national motto of "We Can".
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-24/0509250794161338.htm   (303 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Taliban
He was the supreme leader in a strictly hierarchical system of rule.
The Taliban regime provided safe harbor for Osama bin Laden, a militant Islamic leader who was identified by the United States as the mastermind of terrorist attacks against U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and U.S. landmarks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
Taliban leaders refused U.S. demands to surrender bin Laden, and in October the United States began aerial bombings of terrorist training camps and Taliban military positions.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761588418/Taliban.html   (1187 words)

  
 Iran's Supreme Leader Calls for Elimination of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TEHRAN — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called for the elimination of Israel, which he said "is the main source of crisis in the Middle East."
Addressing Tehran's 110,000-strong community of Basijis, or voluntary militia, the leader said the creation of the Israeli regime, with the backing of the United States, was aimed at sowing seeds of discord among Muslims in the Middle East region.
On the upcoming summit of Arab countries, Khamenei said that Arab leaders must put some important issues on their agenda, which include the identification and punishment of those main agents behind the recent "massacres" of Palestinians and giving Palestinians the right to decide their own fate.
www.newsmax.com /articles/?a=2000/10/20/133440   (303 words)

  
 Supreme Leader calls for resistance against US threats, bullying
Speaking to thousands of people on the occasion of Eid Ghadir, the Supreme Leader also insisted on protecting the national interests in the nuclear talks with the Europeans relying on rationality and wisdom.
He said the resistance shown by Iranian officials against the US is another reason for the Americans` hostility against Iran adding if Iranian authorities yield to US pressures, then they (the Americans) will stop their accusations on violating human rights and supporting terrorism.
The supreme leader also referred to the next presidential election in Iran and by emphasizing its importance urged people to show an extensive turnout.
globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iran/2005/iran-050129-irna01.htm   (331 words)

  
 Sadjadpour: President-elect Will Defer to Supreme Leader on Foreign Policy - Council on Foreign Relations
Ahmadinejad’s election won’t signal an improvement in U.S.-Iran relations, “because the supreme leader is very skeptical of Washington and the Bush administration,” he says.
He doesn’t have much experience in the foreign-policy realm, and the supreme leader is going to be making those decisions.
And the supreme leader these days is looking much more toward Asia, especially to China and India, than to the United States.
www.cfr.org /publication.html?id=8208   (1804 words)

  
 Supreme Leader: Basij, symbol of Iranian nation's awareness, faith - Irna
Addressing members of the Basij, the Supreme Leader said that members of Basij are symbol of the awareness, spirituality and faith of the Iranian nation and it is an exceptional outcome of the Islamic Revolution.
The Supreme Leader said that resistance of the Iranian nation and the Basij force to US threats has guaranteed stability of the region adding that the US has failed in its anti-Iran conspiracy thanks to the determination of the Iranian nation an example of which was displayed in presidential election (June 24, 2005).
Prior to the Supreme Leader's address, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi offered a report on preparedness of the Basij and IRGC personnel to defend aspirations of the late Imam Khomeini and that of the Islamic Revolution.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-22/0508242605180219.htm   (554 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is vital to understanding some of the inspiration, basis, and institutions such as the position of the Supreme Leader and the Council of Guardians.
According to Iran's Constitution, the Supreme Leader of Iran is responsible for the delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran." In the absence of a single leader, a council of religious leaders is appointed.
Others, including military leaders and peak oil theorists who believe that a crisis is further off, argue that the results of war game scenarios cast doubt on the arguement that a war is the most likely result of the Oil Bourse.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Iran   (3105 words)

  
 GN Online: Iran supreme leader holds balance in complex system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the Islamic revolution, to give him his full title, was elected unopposed for life by an assembly of aged clerics in 1989.
He argued that Khamenei is often trapped between the conservative and reformist factions, and Iran's policy paralysis stems from the fact that no one has the unrivalled power to break the deadlock.
A third player, ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of an Expediency Council of senior leaders that mediates among competing institutions, is also thought to be influential in tilting the balance.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=19075   (883 words)

  
 Supreme Leader appreciates service to war veterans - Irna
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday appreciated the service rendered to war veterans describing it as a valuable and great task.
In a meeting with officials of Foundation for Martyrs and War Veterans Affairs, the Supreme Leader said that revival of honorable culture of martyrdom and sacrifice will help promote morality in the society and the entire world as well.
The Supreme Leader expressed gratitude for the services of the Foundation for Martyrs and War Veterans Affairs and reintegration of the War Veterans Affairs in the Martyrs Foundation.
www.irna.ir /irnewtest/en/news/view/line-17/0503121314191857.htm   (255 words)

  
 Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamene may declare WAR against the US in Iraq.pray :: World's Largest Prayer Board ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TEHRAN (MNA) —- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met with a group of the country’s military and political officials on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, here on Sunday.
Pointing to the crimes of the global arrogance in occupied Palestine and Iraq, the Supreme Leader said that the Islamic world and Muslim governments have become indifferent spectators of these crimes, which is very unfortunate.
In a sermon earlier on Sunday at the Eid al-Fitr Prayers in Tehran, the Supreme Leader hailed the Iranian nation for their massive turnout for the International Qods Day rallies, saying this symbolic measure will surely have a deep impact on the international political arena and the struggles against global arrogance.
www.annointed.net /Article739.html   (809 words)

  
 Supreme Leader of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The post of Supreme Leader (ولی فقیه or رهبر in Persian) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the central political and religious power.
The Supreme Leader is the head of state of Iran, with the President of Iran being head of government.
Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the Head of judicial power.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Supreme_Leader   (374 words)

  
 Iran must master nuclear fuel cycle, supreme leader says
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that it was essential for the Islamic republic to master the nuclear fuel cycle, but again denied the country was seeking to develop nuclear weapons.
The all-powerful leader, however, did not say when Iran would resume enriching uranium, an activity that is currently suspended in line with demands from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The IAEA is investigating Iran's bid to generate atomic energy, which the United States says is merely a cover for a weapons programme.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040621124047.cl9kdjuj.html   (476 words)

  
 Iran: Supreme Leader appoints IRIB's ex-head as his representative to SNSC
Tehran, May 25, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a decree issued here Tuesday, appointed Ali Larijani as his representative to the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) for a three year term.
In another decree, the Supreme Leader reinstated Hassan Rowhani in his post as his representative to SNSC for another three-year term.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Leader Sunday appointed Ezzatollah Zarghami as new IRIB chief for a five-year term.
www.payvand.com /news/04/may/1169.html   (187 words)

  
 Pajamas Media: SPECIAL TO PJM: Iran Supreme Leader Hospitalized. Condition Grave.
Three days ago, Iran’s dictator, Supreme Leader Ayatollah ali Khamenei, was rushed to the vast medical facility traditionally known as “Vanak” hospital (it now has an Arabic name that means “the 12th Imam Hospital”), a 1,200-room facility that saves half of its beds for the leadership.
The Supreme Leader has good reason to keep his condition secret, and to seek to demonstrate he retains his ability to rule the country.
And if the supreme leader doesn't have enough problems to contend with of his own, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now claiming that he is not guilty of watching dancing girls in another country (can't remember which one it was) which is a big no no by Muslim law.
www.pajamasmedia.com /2006/12/special_to_pjm_iran_supreme_le.php   (1505 words)

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