Around the bend of one of the narrow lanes in which the houses in order to guard
against the sizzling sun were built very close to each other was the humble
dwelling of Ayatullah Khomeini. This house was like the dwelling of the poorest
residents of Najaf.
In the three rooms of the house, a maximum number of twelve of those closest to
him resided. In this humble dwelling, there was no sign of the leaders of the
revolt or the leaders of the opposition front who were living in exile. We were
received by the Ayatullah in a room measuring 3 x 4 meters in a house that was
located farthest from the center of the city of Najaf. A city that from the
geographical point of view is located in the worst region of Iraq.
* By: le Monde