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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash

The president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, died in a terrible helicopter crash. The event occurred in a mountainous area close to the border with Azerbaijan. There were reports that Raisi’s helicopter crashed in bad weather, killing everyone on board.

What Happened?

The helicopter Raisi was in crashed in the Dizmar protected forest area near Varzaghan on Sunday. Varzaghan is in the East Azerbaijan province. The weather, which included thick fog and a blizzard, was blamed for the crash. Rescue teams from the Red Crescent (73 units), the military, and the Revolutionary Guards looked all night and finally found the wreckage early Monday morning. Sadly, there were no signs of life found among the passengers.

Who Was On Board?

Many important people were in the helicopter, like Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the governor of East Azerbaijan, and the main imam of the province. State TV and Vice President Mohsen Mansouri both confirmed that all of the passengers were dead, including President Raisi.

Immediate Response

Pirhossein Koolivand, the head of the Red Crescent in Iran, said that rescue teams had reached the crash site, but there were no survivors. The search efforts were hard because the area was mountainous, and the weather was bad. State TV showed pictures of rescue teams fighting the weather to get to the crash site, which showed how hard it was for them.

Impact on Iran

He became president in 2021 and is now 63 years old. He was known for strictly following morality laws and taking a tough stance in talks with other world powers about nukes. Raisi was considered a possible successor to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. Iran, which was already having trouble with politics, society, and the economy, is still reeling from his death.

What’s Next?

The constitution of Iran states that after Raisi’s death, Vice President Mohammad Mokhber will become president. Elections for president must be held within 50 days. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the people that there would be no problems with the government.

International Reactions

Many countries have sent their condolences and offered to help. As promised, the White House said President Joe Biden knew what happened. China and the European Union also said they were worried and offered help, such as emergency satellite mapping technology.

Raisi’s Legacy

During Ebrahim Raisi’s presidency, he was strict with domestic policies and took a strong stance in international talks, especially about Iran’s nuclear program. Within the country, there was a lot of opposition to his leadership, especially from people who were against religious rule and the economy.


The tragic and sudden death of President Ebrahim Raisi has left a big hole in Iran’s government. Even though the country is getting ready for new elections, the most important thing right now is ensuring the government stays stable and consistent during this tough time. The rest of the world is keeping a close eye on Iran and sending its support and condolences as it deals with this crisis.


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