The purpose of his appearance, by the way? To order the government to defy the UN sanctions and press ahead with uranium enrichment.
Update: Maybe Pajamas’s source meant to say “cold,” not cancer.
An Iranian photographer said Khamenei coughed a few times during his speech, a part of which was broadcast on state television.
“He appeared to be healthy. He only coughed a few times,” photographer Saman Aghvami told The Associated Press.
A close-up photo showed perspiration on Khamenei’s forehead.
He also appeared to have lost weight since he was seen in public in October and November.
Update: Not exactly a credible source itself, Debka says Khamenei did in fact have a cerebral stroke on January 3 and his health is precarious.