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 response to footage and a video printed on Iran’s authorities web sites and state media, sooner or later after stories circulated about of his deteriorating well being.
One image confirmed Ayatollah Khamenei carrying a masks and greeting the group attending the ceremony, which marked the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
Different footage confirmed him seated on a chair to the precise aspect 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 top of a 40-day mourning interval that commemorates the seventh-century dying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. A video on state media confirmed Khamenei addressing the group on the occasion.
The New York Instances stated on Friday that Khamenei canceled all public appearances final week after falling “gravely unwell” and was below statement by a group of medical doctors.
Citing 4 nameless individuals aware of his well being state of affairs, 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 retailers 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 many years and is among 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 dying the Meeting of Consultants will convene to debate his successor.