Brief Outline: An image apparently showing Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei reading Michael Wolff’s controversial book about U.S. President Donald Trump is authentic.

Ayupp Verification: True

Origin: The news origin is Instagram post of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Viral Example:

Today, the Revolutionary Leader is browsing a book about the #Trump of the President of the United States in the # Tehran Exhibitions.


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Detailed Analysis: The image was posted by Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of Iran, who posted a picture of himself on a on Instagram. The picture of himself reading a Persian translation of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury.

The pictures, according to both the Ayatollah’s web site, come from the leader’s visit to the 31st International Book Fair of Tehran on 11 May 2018.

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Pravin Pathak is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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