The deposed Shah of Iran is recuperating in the United States after undergoing major surgery.?
The deposed Shah of Iran is recuperating in the United States after undergoing major surgery. Surgeons at New York Hospital Operated on the ousted monarch on Wednesday (24 October) to unblock a bile duct, remove his gall bladder and discover the extent of the cancer from which he is suffering.
SYNOPSIS: The Shah is recovering on the seventeenth floor of New York Hospital -- where his suite costs one thousand five hundred dollars (U.S.) a day. Shortly before his operation early on Wednesday morning, the Shah's wife -- the Empress Farah -- arrived to be at her husband's side.
More than a hundred demonstrators gathered outside the hospital during the day, many of them shouting "Death to the Shah" And Iran's unofficial head of state, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said on Thursday (25 October) that he was ??? the Shah had cancer.
The Shah ??? under a heavy police guard. ??? is his wife, who is staying at a nearby town house owned by the Shah's sister. The form of cancer from which he is suffering is called lymphoma -- a tumour of the lymph glands which are found throughout the body.
Following the operation, the Shah's spokesman, Robert Armao, made a brief statement.