Iran’s Supreme Leader proven at occasion amid experiences of deteriorating well being


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
CNN
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was seen attending an occasion at a mosque in Tehran on Saturday, in keeping with footage and a video printed on Iran’s authorities web sites and state media, someday after experiences circulated about of his deteriorating well being.

One image confirmed Ayatollah Khamenei carrying a masks and greeting the gang attending the ceremony, which marked the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.

Different footage confirmed him seated on a chair to the proper facet of the room, holding prayer beads and searching on the imam delivering the sermon.

In a 12-minute video, the Ayatollah was seen listening and interacting in the course of the occasion, the place Shia worshipers collect to mark the tip of a 40-day mourning interval that commemorates the seventh-century demise of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. A video on state media confirmed Khamenei addressing the gang on the occasion.

The New York Instances stated on Friday that Khamenei canceled all public appearances final week after falling “gravely ill” and was beneath statement by a workforce of docs.

Citing 4 nameless folks acquainted with his well being scenario, the Instances reported Khamenei is on mattress relaxation after present process surgical procedure someday final week for bowel obstruction.

The images posted on a number of of Iran’s media shops point out that the 83-year-old Ayatollah was bodily in a position to seem in public on the occasion.

Ayatollah Khamenei has been the chief of Iran for the final three many years and is likely one of the longest serving rulers within the Center East. It stays unclear who may succeed the chief, however it’s anticipated that within the occasion of his demise the Meeting of Specialists will convene to debate his successor.