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- The head of state and commander-in-chief of the entire armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the authority to dismiss the Iranian president. The Supreme Leader is also the highest-ranking spiritual leader in Iran.
- 2021 June 22, Ali Vaez, Dina Esfandiary, “The Hard-Liners Won in Iran. That’s Not All Bad News.”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- The conventional wisdom in Washington is that Iran’s elections are insignificant. Regardless of who wins, the argument goes, in the end, it’s the supreme leader who calls the shots.
- The highest-ranking member of an organization or country, who has absolute power.
- 2011 December 29, Justin McCurr, “Kim Jong-un declared ‘supreme leader’ in North Korea”, in The Guardian:
- Watched by hundreds of thousands of troops and civilians packed into Kim Il-sung Square—named after the regime's first leader, who died in 1994—Kim Jong-un watched from a balcony overlooking the plaza as he was declared “supreme leader” of the ruling Workers' party, military and people.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:Supreme Leader.
head of state of Iran
highest-ranking member who has absolute power