Seyyed Hassan Khomeini Visited Official at Hospital

Seyyed Hassan Khomeini Visited Official at Hospital

The grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic has visited a senior official who had been admitted at a hospital in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Hojjat al-Islam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini visited head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi who had been admitted at the hospital for a surgery.

Iranian health officials say Salehi is now in good condition after undergoing two successful surgeries, Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Hashemi said that the Iranian nuclear chief, who has played a key part in the recent talks with the P5+1 countries, was admitted to a hospital in Tehran on Monday for abdominal and intestine tests.

Salehi had a colonoscopy and underwent a biopsy test, which, after some intestinal secretions, were followed by pain, the minister said.

Iran’s health minister added that Salehi is now in good condition and has been admitted to the hospital’s ICU for further care.

He hoped the official would be discharged from hospital within the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the AEOI Behrouz Kamalvandi told IRNA and the IRIB on Monday that Salehi underwent an operation after doctors said "the colitis" in his intestine had to be removed.

Kamalvandi also said doctors performed a successful surgery on his large intestine.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the head of the Department of the Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar and member of the Expediency Council Mohammad Reza Aref visited Salehi at the hospital on Tuesday.

Salehi, 66, holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has played a major role in the technical talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries that helped pave the way for a mutual understanding the two sides reached in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2.

During Iran-P5+1 nuclear negotiations, the AEOI chief held several rounds of talks with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

It is noteworthy that during the visit to the hospital, Imam Khomeini’s grandson also paid a visit to one of important Muslim scholar Ayatollah Nazari who had also been admitted to the same hospital.

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