A tragic accident involving Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian shook the country this Sunday, 19th, when the helicopter transporting them crashed in the northwest region of Iran, near Verzegan.

Authorities reported that adverse weather conditions complicated rescue efforts, which lasted until Monday morning, the 20th.

On Monday morning (20), it was confirmed that Ebrahim Raisi, along with all the occupants of the helicopter, had died in the accident.

Meteorologists pointed out that the area of ​​the accident was affected by a “thermal depression”, with clouds low to the ground, thunderstorms in some areas and collisions in the clouds, possibly contributing to the tragedy.

Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s first vice president, has been designated as interim head of state for a period of 50 days until a new presidential election is held, which will be organized by a special council.

Russia offered support for search operations, sending two Il-76 planes to assist in rescue efforts. Both planes are returning to Moscow, as reported by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations.

Foreign leaders, including the head of the European Council, the president of Armenia and the president of the United Arab Emirates, expressed their condolences to Iran over the tragedy. The Russian embassy also sent its condolences to the bereaved country.

With information from Sputnik

Source: https://www.ocafezinho.com/2024/05/21/confira-os-principais-pontos-sobre-a-morte-do-presidente-do-ira/

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