Iran’s spiritual leader asked USSR to become Islamic
Documents from archive detail Ayatollah Khomeini’s startling invitationBy Pavel Stroilov | 27 July 2011 | 2 Related pieces
He suggested that we should destroy communism!
Mikhail Gorbachev speaking about Ayatollah Khomeini
Iran asked the Soviet Union to abandon communism for Islam, newly uncovered documents reveal. Shortly before his death in 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s spiritual leader, made the request to the then Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev.
Details of communications between the two countries are included in top secret diplomatic documents unearthed by Exaro.