June 16, 2024

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Tehran has declared five days of national mourning

Tehran has declared five days of national mourning

Iran will notice “Five Days of Public Mourning” Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the announcement on Monday, May 20, after President Ibrahim Raisi and seven others died in a helicopter crash in the northwest of the country. According to the constitution, the latter appointed Vice President Mohammad Mogbar as the interim president of the country and gave him the task of organizing. “New presidential election within 50 days at most”. Follow our live stream.

Tehran hails a “hardworking and tireless” president. Ibrahim Raisi “Who sacrificed his life for the nation”The government said in a statement, confirming the president’s death, first reported by several Iranian media. “We assure the faithful nation that with the help of God and the support of the people there will not be the slightest disruption in the administration of the country”, he added. Elected in 2021, Ibrahim Raisi was considered one of the favorites to succeed 85-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The head of the Iranian embassy was also killed. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian, 60, in office from 2021, was one of eight other passengers killed in the crash. He was replaced on Monday by Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri.

Hamas offers its “condolences”. The Palestinian Islamic Movement saluted the person of the deceased “Supporting the Palestinian Resistance”. The leader was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, returning from a trip to the country’s northwest, during which he again supported Hamas against Israel.

Iran’s allies pay tribute to president “President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdullahian are true and trusted friends”reacted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made his announcement “unity” With Tehran supporting him since the start of the civil war in his country. Turkey “Share the pain of the people of Iran, friend and brother”, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan announced. Pakistan mourned in solidarity with this country “Brother”.