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KHOMEINI OWNED HOUSE AND LAND BUT NO FURNITURE

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A list of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's assets show he owned a house and a plot of land in the religious center of Qom, but no furniture.

The list, compiled in 1981 and made public on Wednesday, was a constitutional requirement for senior Iranian officials, their wives and children, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.The revolutionary patriarch said he and two brothers inherited the plot of land in the village of Khomeini, 225 miles south of Tehran, whose name he adopted.

"As I am informed by my brother, the rent for my share (of the land) is 4,000 rials (about $54) per annum, which is not being paid," he wrote, according to the official news agency report.

Khomeini's daughter, Zahra Mostavi, said her father donated his share of the land to the homeless, said the IRNA report, which was monitored in Cyprus.

"I have no furniture. The few items of furniture in Qom and Tehran belong to my wife," Khomeini wrote.

Khomeini died June 3 of a heart attack at age 86, 11 days after undergoing surgery to halt internal bleeding. His wife is in her mid-70s.

He lived and taught in Qom for years before he was exiled in 1964 for his opposition to the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

After he was swept to power by the 1979 Islamic revolution, Khomeini lived in a modest house in north Tehran's Jamaran suburb.

He noted in the list of assets that "there are two carpets which do not belong to me or my heirs, which must be given to the needy."