Different footage confirmed him seated on a chair to the correct 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 throughout the occasion, the place Shia worshipers collect to mark the top 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 group on the occasion.
The New York Occasions mentioned on Friday that Khamenei canceled all public appearances final week after falling “gravely unwell” and was beneath statement by a crew of docs.
Citing 4 nameless individuals acquainted with 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 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 loss of life the Meeting of Specialists will convene to debate his successor.