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Is it really a Persian ethno-dictatorship if the supreme leader is Azeri?

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Submitted by GauchoNYC (Chile), Jan 5, 2015 at 08:34

No sympathy here for the hideous regime in Iran, but is it really an ethnic Persian dictatorship over other ethnicities if supreme leader Ali Khamenei is allegedly of non-Persian, Azeri background? (according to Wikipedia).

Or in other contexts: was the USSR an ethnic Russian empire under the non-Russian, Georgian, Stalin?

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