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Iran govt says will operate 'without disruption' after Raisi death

Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and icy weather, official says, after search teams locate wreckage in East Azerbaijan province

Update : 20 May 2024, 12:30 PM

The Iranian government will continue to operate "without the slightest disruption" following the death of president Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, said a cabinet statement on Monday.

"We assure the loyal nation that the path of service will continue with the tireless spirit of Ayatollah Raisi," said the statement, stressing that the government's work will continue "without the slightest disruption," reports AFP.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister had been killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and icy weather, an Iranian official said on Monday, after search teams located the wreckage in East Azerbaijan province.

"President Raisi, the foreign minister and all the passengers in the helicopter were killed in the crash," the senior Iranian official told Reuters, asking not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Iran's Mehr news agency confirmed the deaths, reporting that "all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred.”

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