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President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter suffered an accident

President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter suffered an accident

A local government official used the word “accident” to describe the incident, but acknowledged to an Iranian newspaper that he had not yet arrived at the scene.

The helicopter carrying the Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi suffered a “emergency landing” this Sunday, as confirmed by the Iranian interior minister.

Raisi was traveling in the province of East Azerbaijan. State television said the incident occurred near Jolfa, a city on the country’s border with Azerbaijan, about 600 kilometers (375 miles) northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Traveling with Raisi was Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahianthe governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province and other officials, the state news agency reported. IRNA. A local government official used the word “accident” to describe the incident.but acknowledged to an Iranian newspaper that he had not yet arrived at the scene.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian was traveling with Raisi.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian was traveling with Raisi.

Iran: what is known about the rescue team

Rescue teams were trying to reach the scene of the accident.according to state television, but the bad weather conditions They had prevented it. He had reported heavy rain and fog with some wind. IRNA He described the area as “forest.”

Raisi had been in Azerbaijan early on Sunday to inaugurate a dam with the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The dam is the third that both nations have built on the Aras River. The visit came despite frosty relations between the two nations, including a gun attack on Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran in 2023, and Azerbaijan’s diplomatic relations with Israel, which Iran’s Shiite theocracy considers its main enemy in the region.

Source: Ambito

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