Khamenei’s Son to Step into Ayatollah’s Shoes?

Rumors are circulating that the health of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is declining. Mehdi Fazaeli, an official close to Khamenei, denied the reports December 7, saying, “By the grace of God and with the good prayers of devotees, the gentleman is in good health and is busy vigorously carrying out his plans according to his routine.” Reported by Reuters. Read more… The rumors nonetheless persist, and one Fox New story suggests that Khamenei may be priming his son, Sayyid Mojtaba Hosseini Khamenei, to take over leadership in his stead. Some sources report that Khamenei has already handed over the reigns of power. Reported by Fox News. Read more…