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Iran’s Raisi, others funeral prayers today

21 May, 2024 10:25

The funeral prayers for Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir Abdullahian, who were martyred in a helicopter crash yesterday, will be offered in Tabriz today.

According to Iranian media, citizens are saddened by the death of Ibrahim Raisi in various cities including Mashhad and Qom. A five-day mourning day is being observed in Iran for the national tragedy from today.

Iran’s official media attributed the accident to a technical fault in the helicopter and said that the wreckage of the helicopter was found in the forest and mountainous area by Iranian drones.

On the other hand, Vice President Mohammad Mokhbar has assumed the presidential duties, while Iran’s nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Khani has been appointed as acting foreign minister.

The acting president will hold presidential elections in the next 50 days.

It should be noted that yesterday President Ibrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian and other officials were martyred in a helicopter accident.

The news agency Reuters, referring to the Iranian media “Mahar”, said that Ibrahim Raisi and the Iranian foreign minister were martyred in a helicopter accident. Among those martyred along with the Iranian president are Tabriz Imam Juma Ayatollah Al Hashem, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahyan, Governor of East Azerbaijan province Malik Rahmati.

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