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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash

It has been confirmed that Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi perished when the helicopter he and several officials were piloting crashed in a mountainous and forested area of the country due to inclement weather.

The sixty-three-year-old appeared certain to run for reelection the next year after nearly three years of service as an Iranian representative for hardline and conservative political groupings. Furthermore, according to reports, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian foreign minister, was among the passengers in this helicopter who perished.

It appears that a protracted search was conducted for this chopper, which went down in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. Although it wasn’t confirmed, there had been earlier rumors that Raisi had survived the crash.

“Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi is confirmed dead after rescuers reached the crash site. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is also dead. The discovery came after a long night of searching in freezing conditions. Shortly before the discovery, Iranian Red Crescent Society head Pir-Hossein Kolivand said the situation was “not good.” According to Reuters, the helicopter was completely burned in the crash,” a tweet read.

Former Chief Justice Raisi was considered the favorite to succeed 85-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country’s supreme leader.

The now-former president of Iran was born in northeastern Mashhad, a center of Shia Islam. He attended the Qom Seminary, where he was instructed by Khamenei and other eminent academics.

Similar to Khamenei, Raisi has also begun sporting a black turban. This demonstrates that he is descended from the Prophet Muhammad, and the Twelver Shia Muslims take great pride in this.

He challenged then-President Hassan Rouhani in the 2017 presidential race. But he was defeated, and he came back in 2021 to triumph.

He has been an outspoken opponent of the Israeli government and has shown no hesitation in endorsing Hamas in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He was against America as well plus its allies.

Raisi will be succeeded by his vice president, Mohammed Mokhber. A by election will then be arranged in 50 days’ time although a general election is due next year.

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