Iran’s supreme leader appears at religious occasion, following period of absence

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei obtained a bunch of guests throughout a religious ceremony on Saturday, his first public look for greater than two weeks, and urged them to behave with persistence and perseverance.

State tv confirmed Khamenei, 83, standing as he spoke in a gradual voice to his viewers sitting on the ground about the significance of Arbaeen, a ceremony that marks the tip of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein.

Two sources near Khamenei denied to Reuters on Friday that his well being had deteriorated, responding to questions about his well being. Khamenei had not appeared in public since he met followers in Tehran on September 3, sparking rumours on social media that he was sick.

The New York Times stated on Friday, quoting 4 folks accustomed to Khamenei’s well being state of affairs, that the supreme leader had cancelled all conferences and public appearances final week after falling gravely sick, and stated he was presently on bedrest and beneath remark by medical doctors.

Khamenei advised the gathering on Saturday that believers ought to depend on the Koran, the Muslim holy e-book, which requires persistence when dealing with laborious occasions – an obvious reference to Iran’s financial woes because the nation faces U.S. sanctions.

“Patience means perseverance, it means resisting, not getting drained, not feeling your self at a lifeless finish,” Khamenei stated, holding a microphone.

“Take the precise means and take others alongside to the precise path.”

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