Breaking rumors, Iran's leader Khamenei appears in good health
Israeli media's high hopes for the Iranian leader's deteriorating health are now decimated.
In the presence of Iran's Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei and a crowd of students in Tehran, mourners commemorated the 40th day after the day of Ashura, during which Imam Hussain was martyred 1,400 years ago. The mourning took place at Imam Khomeini's Hussainiya in Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency.
The press office for Khamenei stated that "mourning ceremonies for some university student processions were launched from different parts of the country, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, in the presence of Sayyed Khamenei."
A mourning ceremony for the #Arbaeen (40th day) of the martydrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (as) was held an hour ago, with Imam Khamenei in attendance pic.twitter.com/nSd14DH6Kj— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) September 17, 2022
The Supreme Leader's presence coincides with a time when rumors have been circulating on social media regarding his health - however, Khamenei appeared in front of the crowds, exhibiting good health on the contrary.
Last week, some Arab and Israeli media circulated rumors that "Khamenei canceled all public meetings and events, last week, due to his suffering from a serious illness."
In an article published today, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper popped a sinister question: "Where has Ali Khamenei gone?", claiming that he was not in good health and that he is preparing an heir to him.
Millions of Muslims around the world have commemorated the Arbaeen, the event commemorating the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.
Iraqis and visitors from various Arab and non-Arab nationalities revive the narrative in the city where he was martyred around 1,400 years ago.
Imam Hussein and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in 680 AD after a courageous fight for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.