Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile

Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years of exile

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Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in political exile. Khomeini had been a prominent opponent of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who had fled the country during the events of the Iranian Revolution. Upon his return, he was greeted by crowds of millions, and within 10 days the revolution would be successful.

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