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BREAKING: Iran’s President Raisi dies in helicopter crash along with government officials

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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday along with some government officials died in a helicopter crash, following a rough landing in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.

Forty rapid response teams were deployed to carry out search operations to find the helicopter that conveyed the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and three other officials

The three other officials in the helicopter with President Raisi are Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, East Azarbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, East Azarbaijan Imam of Friday Prayer Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem.

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vaidi had explained the helicopter had a “hard landing” as a result of bad weather conditions and heavy fog.

The weather conditions in the location that Iran’s President helicopter crashed has made rescue efforts extremely difficult.

President Raisi was returning from a visit to neighbouring Azerbaijan when the crash occurred. Raisi had gone to inaugurate a dam alongside Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

Meanwhile, Iranian security sources have suggested that the downing of the president’s helicopter out of the 3 helicopters, 2 of which arrived safely, presents a major and dangerous security event.

“We are facing the possibility of a “major assassination attempt” or an actual murder,” the sources alleged.

Details shortly…

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