WoW. That's scary. I'm hoping the people there are all Iranians, at least.
"portraits of Ayatollahs Khamenei and Khomeini are covered by curtains during prayers."
Portraits should be covered 24 hours a day.
I have read in a lebanese based paper a few months ago that Iran's goevrnment pays all charges/expenses of that shrine in Syria to keep the shrine running.