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Iran Supreme leader Ali Khamenei transfers power to son due to health concerns: Reports

Ali Khamenei transfers his power to son

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may have transferred his powers to his son Mojtaba Khamenei as his health deteriorates, Iranian journalist Momahad Ahwaze reported.

Talking about the report Ahwaze wrote in Twitter in Arabic yesterday, “Iranian sources talk about the deterioration of the health of the Iranian leader, Khamenei, since last night (Friday night),”

He mentioned that those who are close to Khamenei are very afraid for Khamenei’s health condition this time.

Reportedly, due to his deteriorating health condition, he transferred the power and duties of the supreme leader to his son Mohtaba Khamenei.

While, the reason for the the reckless health of Khamenei is not clear yet. But Momahad Ahwaze suspects that he is suffering from prostate cancer.

As health condition of Ali Khamenei is deteriorating, the seniors doctors from Masih Danchori Hospital is summoned.

“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was scheduled to meet on Friday with the Iranian Leader Khamenei, this meeting between the guide and President Rouhani was canceled due to the deterioration of Khamenei’s health condition,” Momahad Ahwaze said on Twitter.

From last 31 years Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran preceded by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Although, its wasn’t clear that Ali Khamenei permanently transferred his power to Mojtaba Khamenei or it is temporary.

Theoretically, the Supreme Leader is elected by the Assembly of Experts. However, all candidates for membership at the Assembly of Experts are appointed by the Guardian Council, whose members in turn, are appointed by the Supreme Leader.

Currently, Mojtaba Khamenei oversees several intelligence and security department in Iran.

However, as of now there was no official confirmation has been made on the health condition or transferring of power from Ali Khamenei.

It was not even more than a week when, Iran top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran. Iran blamed Israel for his assassination.

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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