Iranian President and Foreign Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

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In a tragic incident, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in the mountainous northwest region of Iran.

Iranian state media confirmed the news on Monday, reporting the loss of both high-ranking officials. According to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, President Raisi and several others onboard were “martyred” following an “accident” in the northern East Azerbaijan province.

The state media detailed that the helicopter encountered severe difficulties due to heavy fog, leading to a forced ‘hard landing’ in the challenging terrain of the mountainous area.

This incident marks a significant loss for Iran, as the country mourns the unexpected deaths of its president and foreign minister. Further details about the crash and the identities of the other individuals onboard are awaited as investigations continue.


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