Report: Iran's Khamenei transfers power to son over health concerns

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has transferred his powers to his son Mojtaba Khamenei due to health concerns, Newsweek reported Saturday.

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The report outlet cited an unnamed Iranian journalist as saying that the supreme leader required urgent medical assistance.

Khamenei, 81, reportedly had to cancel a meeting with President on Friday, and his condition is said to have deteriorated overnight.

The report did not specify the possible health condition but suggested it could be prostate cancer.

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