The president of Iran and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs died in the plane crash

President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other members of the government delegation died as a result of the helicopter crash. The tragedy occurred on May 19, 2024, when the Iranian delegation was returning home after a visit to Azerbaijan.
This was reported by the state news agency MEHR, and Vice President Irana Mohsen Mansouri confirmed this information.
According to journalists, the helicopter crashed in a dense forest, and the search for it was difficult. This morning it was reported that all passengers and crew members were killed.

Governor of the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, Ayatollah Mohammed Ali Ale-Hashem, representative of the leader of the Islamic Revolution in the province of East Azerbaijan, and other officials were also on board the helicopter.

As a reminder, Ebrahimu Raisi was 64 years old and served ten terms as president in August 2021. До етого он был главой власти ирана, а еще нашее — прогускар генеральном. In 1988, he was named as one of the main organizers of a series of extrajudicial killings of political prisoners, which is why he received the nickname “the butcher of Tehran”. Despite this, he became a popular politician in Iran, appealing to people with conservative views.

We add that according to the Constitution of Iran, the first vice-president, Mohammad Mohbar, has been appointed as the acting head of state. And already after 50 days there should be an election in the country.