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Iran: what we know about the death of President Ebrahim Raïssi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi found died on Sunday May 19 in the crash of his helicopter over Iranian Azerbaijan. His sudden death led to a sudden death. a shock wave in the country, while world leaders salute the memory of the late president.

A country in shock. The Iranian authorities announced on Monday, May 20, the death of President Ebrahim Raïssi, killed in the attack. in the crash of his helicopter the day before, above Iranian Azerbaijani, a region located to the north -west of the country where he had just inaugurated a dam in the company of the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, is also one of the victims.

The research, which began immediately after the disappearance of one of the three helicopters of the presidential delegation, have & Summer weather conditions made difficult due to éunfavorable" weather conditions. in a mountainous area immersed in thick fog, indicated the Minister of the Interior, Ahmed Vahidi, & state television. The presence – edge of Ebrahim Raïssi, at first uncertain, was é subsequently confirmed. The debris from the aircraft was eventually destroyed. found around fifteen hours after the crash, spotted against the side of a mountain according to the images broadcast es by several media. The bodies of the eight victims of the crash, including that of Ebrahim Raïssi, were able to be recovered in the morning of this Monday, announcedé the Red Crescent.

An international emotion

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raïssi, an ultraconservative aged aged 63, had been élu à the head of the country in 2021, succeeding the moderate Hassan Rouhani, unable to to introduce yourself to again for elections after two successive mandates.

This Monday, it was the local media who, initially, announced the news. the death of the president after the information given by the main press agencies of the country. “The great spirit of the popular and revolutionary president of Iran has joined the supreme kingdom,” the Irma agency, while saluting "the martyrdom" victims present at the scene edge of the helicopter. Information confirmed a few hours later by the authorities, who, in a press release, announced: that the death of the president was not going to cause "the slightest disruption in the administration" of the country.

Several countries already have expresses their sadness à the announcement of the terrible news. Thus, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hakan Fidan said "share the pain of the friendly and brotherly Iranian people". For his part, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad presented his condolences to the whole country while proclaiming its "solidarity" with Tehran. "We have workedé “with the late president so that the strategic relations between Syria and Iran always remain prosperous,” he explained. oacute;.

The European Union has as for she presents his "sincere condolences", when Russia considers that it has lost "true friends".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116