IP- The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash has delayed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) talks with Tehran, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said.

Iran PressEurope: "They are in a mourning period which I need to respect," he told Reuters. "But once this is over, we are going to be engaging again," Grossi added. He expressed hope that it was a "temporary interruption that I hope will be over in a matter of days."

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, was martyred in a helicopter crash on Sunday, May 19.

The helicopter carrying the president headed to Tabriz, was involved in an accident in the forest area of Dizmar between the villages of Uzi and Pir Dawood.

Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, Hojjatul-Islam Ale-Hashem Friday Prayers Imam of Tabriz, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malek Rahmati, General Governor of East Azarbaijan, pilot, co-pilot, crew chief, head of the security team and one of the bodyguards and several other companions were on board and all martyred along the president. 204

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