Different footage confirmed him seated on a chair to the suitable aspect 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 throughout the occasion, the place Shia worshipers collect to mark the tip 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 gang on the occasion.
The New York Occasions mentioned on Friday that Khamenei canceled all public appearances final week after falling “gravely in poor health” and was underneath commentary by a group of docs.
Citing 4 nameless individuals conversant in his well being scenario, 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 retailers 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 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 Specialists will convene to debate his successor.