follow the search live to find President Ebrahim Raïssi’s helicopter

follow the search live to find President Ebrahim Raïssi’s helicopter
follow the search live to find President Ebrahim Raïssi’s helicopter

Searches continue in Iran to find the damaged helicopter which transported Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi. They are made difficult by weather conditions and nightfall. The fate of the leader is not yet known. The supreme leader reacted early in the evening, calling on Iranians not to “worry” after President Raïssi’s accident. Follow the situation live.

The essential

  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi was the victim of a helicopter “accident” on Sunday May 19 in the northwest of the country, according to officials and official media. The head of state was on board the plane in the company of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the governor of the province and the main imam of the region. Ebrahim Raïssi was traveling in the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, located in the northeast of the country.

  • Emergency services are working in the mountainous area of ​​the accident, near Jolfa, a town located not far from the border with Azerbaijan. During the day of Sunday the searches were difficult due to the weather conditions, including thick fog.

  • The Iranian vice-president, Mohammad Mokhber, left Tehran late in the afternoon to reach Tabriz in the company of several ministers, according to the government spokesperson. It is he who would take over as president in the event of the death of Ebrahim Raïssi, pending the holding of a presidential election within 50 days.

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