Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was seen attending an occasion at a mosque in Tehran on Saturday, in line with photos and a video printed on Iran’s authorities web sites and state media, at some point after studies circulated about of his deteriorating well being.
One image confirmed Ayatollah Khamenei sporting a masks and greeting the gang attending the ceremony, which marked the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
Different photos confirmed him seated on a chair to the correct facet of the room, holding prayer beads and looking out on the imam delivering the sermon.
In a 12-minute video, the Ayatollah was seen listening and interacting through the occasion, the place Shia worshipers collect to mark the tip of a 40-day mourning interval that commemorates the seventh-century loss of life 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 Occasions stated on Friday that Khamenei canceled all public appearances final week after falling “gravely unwell” and was below remark by a crew of docs.
Citing 4 nameless individuals aware of his well being state of affairs, the Occasions reported Khamenei is on mattress relaxation after present process surgical procedure someday final week for bowel obstruction.
The photographs posted on a number of of Iran’s media shops point out that the 83-year-old Ayatollah was bodily capable of seem in public on the occasion.
Ayatollah Khamenei has been the chief of Iran for the final three a long time 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 loss of life the Meeting of Consultants will convene to debate his successor.