Tehran (IP) - The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a statement said that the ongoing investigations conducted by a high-level Iranian committee found nothing unusual regarding the martyr Raisi's helicopter incident.

Iran PressIran news: In a statement, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that the preliminary findings of the investigation into the fatal accident that claimed the president's life, nothing unusual is seen.

the statement noted that late President Raisi's helicopter followed its pre-planned itinerary and did not divert from it, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It added that the helicopter's pilot was in contact with the crewmembers of the two other helicopters that were part of the presidential convoy.

"There were no marks indicating that the helicopter was shot down or came under any attack," the statement added.

"The President's helicopter caught fire upon crashing into the hills," the statement explained.

The search and rescue operations for the helicopter, the statement said, continued until 5:00 am (local time) due to the rugged nature of the terrain, the fog, and the harsh weather.

At the end of the briefing, the General Staff of the Armed Forces stressed that further investigation would need more time, noting that a large part of the necessary documents and evidence had been collected.

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

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, head of the security team and one of the bodyguards all martyred along the president.

The body of Iranian president martyred Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi was buried at Imam Reza (AS) after circumambulation around the holy shrine.


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