Tehran (IP) - Iran's caretaker President Mohammad Mokhber has held a meeting with the heads of the legislative and judicial branches of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the martyrdom of President Raisi.

Iran PressIran news: Hosted by Mokhber on Monday, the meeting was attended by parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Iranian judiciary chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i.

In the meeting, the vice president and the heads of the other two branches emphasized the continuation of coordination between the three branches to solve the country's problems.

On Monday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Vice-president Mohammad Mokhber as head of the Executive and caretaker President.

The Leader announced the appointment on Monday, a day after President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying team were martyred in a helicopter crash in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan.

Ayatollah Khamenei issued a message of condolence, in which he said that Mokhber will take over the Executive based on Article 131 of the Iranian Constitution. He also tasked Mokhber and the head of the two other branches of the Iranian government, namely the judiciary chief and parliament speaker, to prepare for elections to choose a new president within 50 days at most.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest in East Azerbaijan province, claiming the lives of all on board.

Search and rescue teams scoured the mountainous terrain in heavy fog overnight and found the wreckage early on Monday.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and several other officials were also on board.