Iranian president dead after helicopter crashes into mountain

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash in the country’s northwest on Sunday, Iranian state media agencies and government officials reported on Monday morning.

Raisi’s death was reported along with the deaths of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, among others. According to Mehr, all passengers on board were killed.

The other officials who were killed include Seyyed Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, the Islamic Republic’s representative to the East Azerbaijan province, and Malek Rahmati, the province’s governor. The aircraft’s pilot and co-pilot were also killed.

The semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency noted that identification efforts of the bodies found at the crash site were ongoing.

Late on Sunday, a helicopter that carried the Iranian leaders crashed into the mountains by the town of Tavil in Iran…”

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