Iran's Ahmadinejad ill with stress - report

A close associate of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Iranian president has fallen ill under the strain of his position.

Mohammad Ismail, a parliament member and close ally of the Iranian president, said Mr Ahmadinejad was sick “but will eventually heal”.

The Iranian president reportedly works a 20-hour day and has not appeared in public since Tuesday.

State television said he participated yesterday in the funeral ceremony for recently discovered remains of soldiers from the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, but showed no images of him.


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