Khameni has cancer, in critical condition
Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni reportedly has cancer and has less than two years to live
. He is reported to be in critical condition (which makes you wonder whether two years is a stretch).
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is rumored to have been
hospitalized in critical condition according to Arabic media reports,
just days after a report by Le Figaro stated that doctors had given Khamenei only two years to live.
The report can not be immediately verified but Le Figaro, citing
Western intelligence officials, reported Wednesday that the 76-year-old
leader, is suffering from stage four prostate cancer which has spread
to other parts of his body.
The 75-year-old cleric, who has ruled since the death in 1989 of the
Islamic republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini underwent
prostate surgery in September which official Iranian news said had been
Khamenei's powers include direct control of the regime's media apparatus
-- through state television and radio -- and thus he would have
personally taken the decision to publicize his surgery.
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