While we are all focused on Netanyahu’s upcoming speech at the Congress, we seem to have missed another piece of important news: according to the French newspaper Le Figaro, Khamenei has stage four cancer.
Citing western intelligence sources, the newspaper says he has two more years to live.
Lets not forget that Khamenei was admitted to hospital last year (around September) for a prostate cancer surgery.
What impact will his death have on the question of his succession?
I address the this scenario in my piece for Al Jazeera America last year.