The subject of this article:
- exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
- is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump film canon
- resembles a real-life entity (see Wikipedia article: Ayatollah Khomeni)
Ayatolja Koumani is the leader of Iran. Forrest Gump is compelled to accompany Colonel Oliver North to negotiate with the Ayatolja in what would become known as the Iran–Contra affair.