Iran's Khamenei gives second speech after report of illness

Reuters |
Published: 09.21.22, 11:27
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke for the second time in less than a week in a televised speech on Wednesday, appearing healthy after a report that he had been under observation by a team of doctors.
The New York Times reported on Sept. 16 that Khamenei, 83, had cancelled all meetings and public appearances after falling gravely ill and was on bed rest under observation by the team of doctors, quoting four people familiar with his health situation.
Dressed in his usual clerical robes, he spoke for 55 minutes, focusing mostly on the Iran-Iraq war and "the need to teach young Iranians about the conflict and for them not to fall for Western powers' deception".
He did not mention protests that have swept Iran for the last four days over the death of a young woman while she was in the custody of Iran's morality police.