World: Men Against a Monarch

In the politics of Iran, only one man counted until recently: Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Now, however, four key opposition figures have emerged who may well determine whether or not the monarch keeps his embattled throne. The four:

AYATULLAH KHOMEINI, 80, chief mullah (religious leader) of the country's Shi'ite Muslim sect, to which 93% of all Iranians adhere, and symbol of resistance to the Shah. Khomeini was exiled in 1963 for opposing the Shah's land-reform program, ostensibly because it conflicted with Islamic law. He directs an almost messianic campaign to overthrow the Shah from a white stucco house in the French village...

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