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President Rouhani pays tribute to late Imam

24 August 2015 13:17


President Hassan Rouhani and his administration on Monday paid tribute to the late Imam Khomeini on the first day of Iran Government Week.

They laid wreaths at the tomb of the Father of the Islamic Revolution.

Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, was born in the central Iranian city of Khomein on September 24, 1902 to a family of scholars.

He led Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which culminated in the overthrow of the US-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s monarchy. Pahlavi was Iran’s last monarch. Imam Khomeini passed away on June 4, 1989 at the age of 87.

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