khamenei-ali Iran 1988 Massacre

Ali Khamenei

Position at the time of 1988 massacre: President and a key decision-maker.
Present post and occupation: Supreme Leader

Khamenei and Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani worked alongside Khomeini in initiating the massacre. Khomeini’s former heir Hossein-Ali Montazeri said in a letter that Khomeini sought counsel on his dangerous decisions from these two individuals alone.