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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi tragically killed in helicopter crash

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi dead. News. Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, and Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, have tragically died in a helicopter crash, as confirmed by Iranian Vice President Mohsem Mansouri on the X platform. Reuters has provided updated details regarding the incident.

Iran’s president dead

The tragic helicopter crash occurred on Sunday as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was returning from the inauguration ceremony of a dam on the Araks River, situated on the Iran-Azerbaijan border. Search teams discovered the wreckage of the helicopter only on Monday morning.

An Iranian official informed Reuters that the helicopter, which was carrying President Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, was completely destroyed in the crash, resulting in the loss of all occupants. State television reported that images from the crash site indicated that the helicopter had collided with a mountain peak, although there is currently no official information regarding the cause of the crash.

Responsibilities of the president of Iran Mohammed Mokhber

According to Politico, Mojtaba Khamenei, Ayatollah Khamenei’s son, is seen as a potential successor to become Iran’s supreme leader. Mojtaba is described as an extreme conservative and is known to follow in his father’s footsteps. However, experts point out that Ayatollah Khamenei previously expressed that hereditary power goes against Islamic principles in a speech made a year ago.

Per the Iranian constitution, if the president passes away, his responsibilities are assumed by the first vice president – currently Mohammad Mokhber. In such a scenario, with approval from the supreme leader, Mokhber could serve as president until new presidential elections are organized, which must take place within 50 days following the president’s death.