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Workers of the Entekhab Industrial Group chant slogans as they hold a poster showing Iran's late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini (left), and the current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a protest in front of the South Korean Embassy in Tehran on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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**FILE** Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister of the Gaza Strip, delivers a speech in front of portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran on Feb. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses a large group of Basij militia, during his tour in northeastern Iran, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Iranian officials have made no secret about their desire to reopen nuclear talks with the U.S. and other world powers as economic sanctions dig deeper — with Iran's supreme leader even depicting his envoys as waiting at the negotiating table. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses a large group of Basij militia, during his tour in northeastern Iran, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Iranian officials have made no secret about their desire to reopen nuclear talks with the U.S. and other world powers as economic sanctions dig deeper — with Iran's supreme leader even depicting his envoys as waiting at the negotiating table. (Associated Press)

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An Iraqi soldier stands guard next to posters of both Ayatollah Khamenei (left) and the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. (Associated Press)

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An Iraqi soldier stands guard next to posters of both Ayatollah Khamenei (left) and the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. (Associated Press)

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A poster depicting Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right), and Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, late father of the radical anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, towers over a Baghdad street on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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A poster depicting Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right), and Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, late father of the radical anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, towers over a Baghdad street on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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**FILE** Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi (left) talks Aug. 31, 2012, with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, under a portrait of Iranian late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, during their meeting in Tehran. (Associated Press/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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**FILE** Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi (left) talks Aug. 31, 2012, with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, under a portrait of Iranian late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, during their meeting in Tehran. (Associated Press/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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** FILE ** In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office and taken on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, leads prayer, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)

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** FILE ** In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office and taken on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, leads prayer, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, speaks during a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini (shown in the poster at right), at his mausoleum outside Tehran on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Fars News Agency)

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, speaks during a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini (shown in the poster at right), at his mausoleum outside Tehran on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Fars News Agency)

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, speaks during a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini (shown in the poster at right), at his mausoleum outside Tehran on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hassanzadeh, Fars News Agency)

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In this picture released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the northwestern city of Mashhad, Iran, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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**FILE** Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister of the Gaza Strip, delivers a speech in front of portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a visit to Tehran on Feb. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Beside a poster of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, mourners carry a flag draped coffin of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a chemistry expert and a director of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, in his funeral ceremony, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Iranian Students News Agency, Mehdi Ghasemi)

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, warned Israel and the United States on Thursday to expect military response if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked. (Associated Press)

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is said to be concerned about international reaction should the country develop nuclear weapons. (Associated Press)