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World|life|May 20, 2024 / 10:14 AM
Iran's President, Foreign Minister died in helicopter crash

AKIPRESS.COM - Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and the country's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian were martyred in the helicopter crash that occurred on Sunday, Mehr news agency reported.

A helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian crashed in a dense forest area in East Azarbaijan on Sunday.

The helicopter's passengers, including Ebrahim Raeisi, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's East Azerbaijan Province Governor Malek Rahmati, and Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to East Azarbaijan province, along with several other people were martyred in the incident.

Raisi became the President of Iran in 2021. Before this, the politician served as the Supreme Judge and Prosecutor General of Iran. He had the honorary title of seid, denoting his belonging to the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Has been under US and EU sanctions since 2019. Married, his wife is a Doctor of Philosophy, a writer, and they have two daughters.

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