Jan 17, 2020 16:42 UTC
  • Leader wishes swift recovery for Grand Ayatollah Sistani

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has prayed for the speedy recovery for Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani, who underwent surgery for a fractured bone following an accident in his home in Najaf, Iraq on Thursday.

According to reports, in a message to Grand Ayatollah Sistani on Friday, the Leader said news regarding his condition caused worries.

Ayatollah Khamenei prayed that God grant recovery to the Grand Ayatollah.

Also on Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was content about the successful result of the top religious authority's surgery and asked God for his good health.

In a tweet in Arabic, Zarif said Ayatollah Sistani's successful surgery was pleasing news for Iran and Iraq.

Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi late on Thursday said the Islamic Republic is ready to help the Iraqi medical team if necessary.