Supreme Leader of Iran
Head of state of the Islamic Republic of Iran
|Supreme Leader of the|
Islamic Republic of Iran
|Office of the Supreme Leader|
|Style||His Eminence |
His Excellency (international correspondence)
|Status||Head of State|
|Reports to||Assembly of Experts|
|Residence||House of Leadership|
|Appointer||Assembly of Experts|
|Term length||Life tenure|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Iran|
|Formation||3 December 1979|
|First holder||Ruhollah Khomeini|
The Supreme Leader is also the highest ranking Islamic cleric in the country.
The position of Supreme Leader was created after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran.
- "Iran's possible next Supreme Leader being examined: Rafsanjani". Reuters. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2016.