The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini denounced the United States as a terrorist state in a final diatribe from the grave and said his greatest achievement had been to paralyze the nation he once dubbed "the Great Satan."
In his will, read publicly Monday, Khomeini urged Muslims around the world to protect as a "divine gift" the Islamic republic he founded 10 years ago.
He said Islam's enemies are headed by "America, this innate state terrorist which has set the whole world ablaze."
Khomeini said one of Iran's greatest achievements was that the United States had been "outwitted and exposed by the Iranian nation . . . to the extent that it doesn't know what to do."