Khamenei Alive, Well & Pursuing Nukes?
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Well, he ain’t dead…
Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives a speech in Tehran, under a portrait of Iran’s late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini. 1-8-2007(AFP)
It looks like the reports that the leader of Iran was dead are not to be.
Ayatollah Khamenei gave a speech today in Tehran on Iran’s right to nukes:
“The Iranian nation undoubtedly will not refrain from their right (to nuclear energy) and the country’s officials do not have the right to refrain from the nation’s right,” Khamenei said in a speech on state television Monday.
Pajamas Media has a roundup of Khamenei sightings.
This is interesting…
Here’s a photo of the Ayatollah posted in September 2005:
Khamenei’s website has not updated with any photos from today’s reported appearance.
If he is alive, he must be an easy man to shop for.
Kamangir has more pictures from today’s appearance including this one:
And, here is a picture of Khamenei on December 13, 2006:
Well… the old codger lives, but it wouldn’t be the first time the regime doctored photos. That’s for sure.
On Monday, Khamenei addressed hundreds of citizens of Qom, a holy city 80 miles south of Tehran, who gathered outside his residence in the city center.
Speaking from a first-story balcony, Khamenei reiterated that Iran would never back down on its enrichment of uranium, a process that produces the ingredients for nuclear reactors as well as weapons. Last month, the U.N. Security Council imposed limited trade sanctions on Iran because it refused to halt enrichment.