• According to multiple reports from international media outlets, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash near the border with Azerbaijan.
  • Raisi, a hardline cleric and close ally of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was seen as a potential successor to Khamenei. His death has raised questions about the future leadership of Iran.
  • The helicopter carrying Raisi and several other high-ranking officials, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, crashed in the mountains near the Azerbaijan border.
  • Search and rescue teams located the wreckage of the helicopter, but there were no signs of life at the crash site.
  • The crash site was in a remote and mountainous area, making rescue efforts difficult.
  • The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but some reports speculated about potential Israeli involvement.
  • Reactions from world leaders and officials poured in, with some expressing condolences and others making controversial statements.
  • The Iranian government held an emergency cabinet meeting following the news of the crash.