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[Arab., shiat Ali,=the party of Ali], the second largest branch of Islam, Shiites currently account for 10%–15% of all Muslims. Shiite Islam originated as a political movement supporting Ali (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam) as the
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ayatollah

one of a class of Iranian Shiite religious leaders
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In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the US is overstepping its boundaries in recognizing al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel's "capital" and planning to move its embassy there, saying such measures are in vain.
We won't tear the JCPOA up, as long as the other side doesn't, but if they do, we will shred it," Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted.
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Also in the voting which took place some minutes ago for nomination of the first and second deputy of the president of Experts' Assembly, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani with 65 vote and Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi with 63 votes were respectively adopted as the first and second deputy of the president.
The recent round of assembly election which was held last February was followed by greater sensitivity due to raised concerns over the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni's health condition.
Ayatollah Khamenei's attempt to retain the support of his hard-line constituency while adjusting to regional realities was evident elsewhere.
The continued detention of critics of the regressive clerical, military dictatorship, such as Ayatollah Boroujerdi, demonstrates the Khamenei regime s wanton disregard for religious freedom and human rights.
Commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which reports to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, may have tried retaliation too, for the US government connects them to an assassination attempt on the Saudi ambassador in Washington, DC.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he has "insisted that the Guardian Council carefully probe this letter.
We today received news of the death of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Reda al-Shirazi, the son of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad al-Husseini al-Shirazi, who died of a heart attack," Sayyid Ali al-Talqani, the official in charge of the al-Rasoul al-Aadham Foundation's public relations office, told Aswat al-Iraq a" Voices of Iraq a" (VOI).
And when Iraq's Tehran-allied Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani becomes the new Ayatollah Khomeini of Baghdad, issuing "Great Satan" declamations against the United States and sending terrorist cells to attack us, what then?