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Iranian President, Foreign Minister Killed In Air Crash

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The Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, has been reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area of North-Western Iran.

The country’s State media has confirmed he died on Sunday, May 19, 2024 when travelling with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others.

According to reports, a large search and rescue operation to try and locate the aircraft was launched on Sunday – with Russia and Turkey among the countries assisting in the effort.

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…….,,,,It was initially reported that the helicopter carrying Mr Raisi and the Foreign Minister had made a rough landing in foggy conditions.


,,,,,,,Mr Raisi, 63, was a hard-line Cleric close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. His election as president in 2021 consolidated the control of conservatives over every part of the Islamic Republic.

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