German journalist hailed Imam Khomeini’s wisdom

German journalist Peter Scholl-Latour frequently praised various perspectives of dynamic personality and wisdom of Imam Khomeini and accompanied the great Imam on his return to Iran in 1978.

ID: 36758 | Date: 2014/08/23
Once he said in an interview that he never forgets what Imam Khomeini always said and it was: "By the remembrance of Allah Hearts are assured". (Al-Ra'd:28)

According to his remarks while Imam Khomeini was living in exile in France, he was the only person who got closest to him and whom he trusted.

Scholl-Latour’s reports also included a 1973 TV documentary shot during eight days of captivity by the Vietcong He remained active until recently as a writer and TV pundit, known for his deep knowledge and caustic wit.

Latour, Imam khomeini's closest confidant died in Paris this weekend. German news agency dpa cited Scholl-Latour's publisher Ullstein saying he died Saturday at his home in Rhoendorf, near Bonn.

Scholl-Latour, whose reporting from far-flung places made him one of post-war Germany's most famous foreign correspondents, has died at 90.

Born to Franco-German parents in 1924, Scholl-Latour tried unsuccessfully to join the French and Yugoslav resistance against the Nazis during World War II.

After the war he became a newspaper and broadcast correspondent, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.