Iran President, Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Confirmed Dead

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has been confirmed dead in a helicopter crash, state media announced on Monday.

State TV and the IRNA news agency confirmed his death.

The helicopter was forced to make a ‘hard landing’ on Sunday amid heavy fog and difficult weather the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran near the border with Azerbaijan.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, East Azerbaijan Governor Malik Rahmati and Mohammed Ali Ale-Hashem, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative to East Azerbaijan, were among several others killed in the crash.

Earlier information reports that the Iranian president was aboard a helicopter that crashed in the foggy mountainous northwest region of Iran on Sunday, May 19.

The National

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