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March 8, 2015 11:00 am

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Makes Public Appearance Amid Reports of His Death

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.orgIranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance on Sunday amid rumors of his failing health.

State-sponsored television broadcasted images of Khamenei meeting with environmental officials and activists at his residence in central Tehran, Reuters reported. The images showed Khamenei appearing comfortable and healthy.

Over the last few days, several foreign media outlets reported thatKhamenei, 75, had died. Other reports suggested that Khamenei has become extremely ill following a diagnosis of stage four prostate cancer that was discovered during surgery in September 2014.

Khamenei has been Iran’s supreme leader since 1989, when he took over for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. It is unclear who would succeed Khamenei should he die. According to the Iranian Constitution, the Assembly of Experts, comprised of around 86 Islamic theologians who serve eight-year terms, is in charge of electing the supreme leader.

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  • Delia

    The “world” will not be apprised of Ayatollah Khamenei’s death… until his successor is “in place”, or, until the West finalizes the nuclear arrangements. A change in regiment at this pivotal could hamper agreements.
    Leave the world to SPECULATE!

  • Jonah

    The message here is, is you don’t mess with God. Regardless of his condition Hamon is alive and well building at wharp speed the Iranian Nuckear gallows for Israel and don’t you forget that!….regardless of the smiles, handshakes and bogus promises to do otherwise.

  • shosh

    Ayatollah Khamenei might be already dead and the one portrayed migh be a double. Everything is possible today.