Iranian Media Declare Raisi Dead; ‘No Sign’ of Life at Helicopter Crash Site

Search teams reportedly discovered the site where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed on Sunday, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) reported.

According to Iranian state television, there were “no signs of life.”via Times of Israel).

IRAN – MAY 20: Screen capture taken from the video of the Akinoushi drone participating in a search and rescue operation for the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi and his delegation in Iran on May 20, 2024. Early Monday morning, a UAV located a heat source believed to be the remains of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and shared its coordinates with Iranian authorities. (Photo credit: Anadolu/Anadolu, Getty Images)

State media also reported that Raisi had died, or rather had been “martyred.”

era of israel Quote This was reported by Iran’s Mehr News Agency.

Other media also reported the news, with Iran’s Mehr Agency announcing: “President Ebrahim Raisi of the Islamic Republic of Iran was martyred in an accident while fulfilling his duty in the service of the Iranian people.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian and other officials were also reportedly on board when the helicopter went missing in the mountains of Iran.

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at a press conference in New York, Wednesday, September 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian before a meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Prime Minister Kishida's official residence in Tokyo on Monday, August 7, 2023. (Pool photo via Kazunari Kato/AP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Prime Minister Kishida’s official residence in Tokyo, Monday, August 7, 2023. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

Weather conditions were reported as follows: configured Fog, rain, and cold.

era of israel report Iran’s Fars news agency said the helicopter carrying the Iranian president crashed, but two other helicopters in the convoy carrying other officials arrived safely at their destination.

According to IRNA, Iranian Red Crescent Chairman Pir Hossein Kolivand announced that a team had arrived at the scene of the helicopter crash, adding: “The situation is not good.” statement.

“73 rescue teams equipped with advanced and specialized equipment have been deployed in the helicopter search area of ​​Tawar village,” Kolliband added.

Following news of the helicopter crash, Iranians were asked to pray for President Raisi.

The rebels reportedly celebrated by setting off fireworks and posting jokes on social media.

If Raisi’s death is confirmed, it could spark a succession dispute in Iran and destabilize the regime.

update: Iranian government reportedly It announced that all nine passengers and crew on board the helicopter were killed, and confirmed Raisi’s death.

This is a developing story.