Vladimir Putin was filmed today with a ‘noticeable’ limp at an airport in Iran.
Footage shows Russian president arriving in Middle Easterland for his second foreign trip since invading Ukraine in February.
His appearance has offensive rumors about his healthwho overcame reports of his forthcoming meetings with Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Putin seemed unstable and could be seen awkwardly shaking down the stairs of the plane with his right arm hanging rigidly to his side.
His arrival in Tehran came after months of speculation his alleged cancer diagnosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Circumstances have quoted videos of the warrior looking shaky as tense as evidence that he may be ill, but some medical experts have disputed such a conversation.
Footage from interviews and public appearances have also shown him holding up tables and chairs for support and looking bloated and puffy.
Metro.co.uk was also unable to verify claims about its mental and physical health, but the Kremlin has refuted all rumors.
Surrounded by security guards at the Iranian airport, Putin waved to the crowd shortly before being brought to the city in his presidential convoy.
His visit is seen as an opportunity to deepen Russia’s ties with Iran, one of the country’s few remaining international allies.
It comes amid warnings from the White House that Iran is preparing sell ‘hundreds’ of drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.
In recent weeks, Russian officials have twice visited an airport in central Iran to inspect their weapons-capable drones.
Putin’s trip also comes just days after US President Joe Biden’s travels to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
From Jerusalem and Jeddah, Biden urged Israel and Arab countries to repel the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian influence that had expanded with the experience of America’s withdrawal from the region.
“Iran is (the) center of dynamic diplomacy,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian wrote on Twitter.
He added that the meetings “will develop economic cooperation, focus on the security of the region … and ensure food security.”
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Russia's Vladimir Putin is limping along the red carpet after arriving in Iran
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