Family Name: Khamenei
POSITION IN 1988: President
CURRENT POSITION: Vali-e Faqih (Supreme Leader)
1 Member, Revolutionary Council
2 President, two terms for a total of eight years
3 Supreme Leader since 1989
1. Khamenei was present in the meeting where Khomeini ordered the massacre .Khamenei strongly supported Khomeini’s order and persistently defended the fatwa when international condemnation mounted.
Khamenei acknowledged his responsibility and defended the massacre of political prisoners “With respect to executions, mass executions in Iran, have we banned capital punishment?