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A helicopter carrying President Ibrahim Raisi was placed on the mountain on Monday.

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took off on Sunday near the border between Iran and Azerbaijan. The plane then crashed in northwest Iran.

Photo: Reuters / Ali Hamad Hagdoust

  • The helicopter carrying Iran’s president and foreign minister was located in a mountain in the northwest of the country.

  • President Ibrahim Raisi was accompanied by his Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian and seven others.

  • Across Iran, people gather in public squares after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s call to pray for President Raisi’s safe return.

  • Several countries and international organizations, including Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India and the European Union, have offered to support search and rescue operations.

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  • There is no sign of life from the Iranian president

    A helicopter takes off and there are mountains in the background.

    A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi takes off near the Iran-Azerbaijan border on May 19, 2024.

    Photo: Reuters / Ali Hamad Hagdoust

    Hopes for the survival of Ibrahim Raisi are slim after the helicopter carrying Iran’s president crashed near the border with Azerbaijan, an Iranian representative told Reuters on Monday, as rescue teams found the plane’s wreckage.

    The representative added that the helicopter was completely engulfed in flames and officials feared that all passengers, including Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amiraptolahian, had died.

    The plane crashed on Sunday while flying over a mountainous area in dense fog.


  • No sign Human lives in damaged helicopter

    In fog, the rescue team works even if the weather is not good.

    A rescue team works after a helicopter carrying Iran’s president crashed in Varsagan, East Azerbaijan province, Iran, May 19, 2024.

    Photo: Reuters / via Asin Hagiki

    Emergency services could not be found Monday No sign A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed Sunday in northwest Iran, state television reported.

    There was no sign of the helicopter passengers being alive at this stageTelevision pointed out the location of the crashed device on the side of a mountain.

  • The helicopter is located

    The helicopter carrying Iran’s president and foreign minister was in a mountain in northwest Iran, emergency services said on Monday, assessing the situation as non-existent. not good We hope to find survivors.

    The President’s helicopter has been found. Emergency services are approaching the scene of the accident […] The situation is not goodRed Crescent President Birhossein Goulivant said.

  • China says Very worried

    According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the state television’s CCTV was quoted. China is deeply concerned about the sudden landing of the helicopter carrying President Raisi, and wishes President Raisi and the crew on board the safety and well-being.,

    China also offered its assistance to participate in rescue operations.

    French media agency

  • Rescue teams were dispatched to the spot by a Turkish drone

    According to the Red Cross in the East Azerbaijan region, rescue teams are heading towards the area that is emitting heat, detected by a Turkish drone involved in search operations.

    This is factor for heat A suspected helicopter crash site.

    With information from Fars News Agency and Al Jazeera

  • A Turkish drone detects a factor for heat

    Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that it had spotted an Akinci-type drone deployed in Iran. factor for heat Suspected to be President Raisi’s helicopter.

    According to Anadolu, Turkey is sharing coordination with Iranian officials.

    With information from Al Jazeera

  • Iranian media reported that nine people were traveling in the president’s motorcade

    Nine people were on board a helicopter that crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday, Iranian media reported.

    Press SebaNine are run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC):

    • President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi
    • Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian
    • Malek Rahmati, Governor of East Azerbaijan Province
    • Imam Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Representative in East Azerbaijan
    • A pilot, a co-pilot, a crew chief, a security chief and a bodyguard.

    With information from CNN

  • Iran welcomes Unity Governments and international organizations

    Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the many countries and international organizations that offered to support the search and rescue operations.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran sincerely thanks many governments, nations and international organizations for their humanitarian sentiments and solidarity with the government and people of Iran and for their assistance and assistance within the framework of the search and rescue operation.

    A quote Iranian Foreign Ministry press release

    Leaders from Iraq, Pakistan and India have also expressed support. Armenia, Saudi Arabia and the European Union have offered to send additional rescue workers.

    Turkey and Russia, for their part, sent planes to support the search operations.

    With information from CNN

  • Russia sent a rescue team

    Moscow announced early Monday that Russia was sending rescuers to Iran to take part in the search for President Ibrahim Raisi’s helicopter.

    At the request of the Iranian side, rescuers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will contribute to the search and rescue operations of the helicopter carrying the President.

    A quote Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations on Telegram

    Team Heading towards TabrizA large city in northwestern Iran, brings together Specialists with necessary equipment, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopterBO-105″,”text”:”47 specialists with necessary equipment, all-terrain vehicles and helicopterBO-105″}}”>47 specialists with necessary equipment, all-terrain vehicles and BO-105 helicopterMoscow explains.

    French media agency

  • Some Iranians pray, others celebrate

    People pray in a public square.

    Iranians pray for President Ibrahim Raisi in Valiyasr Square in central Tehran on May 19, 2024.

    Photo: Getty Images / ATTA KENARE / AFP

    Across Iran, people gather in public squares after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s call to pray for President Raisi’s safe return.

    On social networks, other Iranians are rejoicing over the possible death of their president, a staunch conservative known for repressive policies. For example, the protests in 2022 were linked to the movement Woman, life, freedomSparked by the death of young Mahsa Amini, it was widely repressed by the Iranian authorities.

    To celebrate this, residents of the country’s capital, Tehran, lit up the sky with firecrackers.

    With information from Marie-Eve Bedard

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