Look of Iran’s supreme chief comes after unconfirmed experiences of the 83 yr previous falling ‘gravely unwell’.
Tehran, Iran – Iran’s Supreme Chief Ali Hosseini Khamenei made his first public look on Saturday after experiences of poor well being over the previous week.
Wearing black and carrying a masks as he has been for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, Khamenei participated in a mourning occasion to mark the Shia non secular observance of Arbaeen.
The annual ceremony with the supreme chief’s participation is held with representatives of scholar teams, however had been cancelled for the previous two years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Photographs launched by Khamenei’s web site confirmed the supreme chief strolling, waving to the group and sitting to look at the mourning ceremony.
His look comes after a number of unconfirmed experiences of the 83-year-old chief falling “gravely unwell”.
“The experiences of my demise are significantly exaggerated.”
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The New York Occasions late on Friday, citing 4 unnamed sources, reported Khamenei’s well being deteriorated final week when he started experiencing extreme abdomen pains, resulting in him present process surgical procedure for bowel obstruction.
It additionally reported he was too weak to even sit up and cancelled all public conferences.
The Iranian authorities or state media hardly ever touch upon the small print of Khamenei’s well being, and remained silent on the experiences as nicely.
The one information on native media was a denial that Khamenei had cancelled a gathering with the Meeting of Consultants earlier this month, and claims he participated in an occasion final week with athletes and sports activities veterans.
No photos or footage of that reported assembly have been revealed, however just a few athletes attested to the gathering on social media.
Experiences regarding Khamenei’s well being and false claims about his demise have made headlines a number of occasions in recent times.
Khamenei, who has been Iran’s supreme chief since 1989, underwent a profitable prostate most cancers operation in 2014.