Tehran (IP) - On Sunday, a helicopter carrying the Iranian Late Foreign Minister, who was accompanying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed in the East Azerbaijan mountainous area.

Iran PressIran news: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived at Tabriz International Airport on Sunday morning to pay a one-day visit to the East Azarbaijan Province and inaugurate the Qiz-Qalasi Dam. 

The largest joint water project between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan is put into operation at a ceremony attended by the presidents of the two countries. 

It was an unfortunate incident that occurred as part of a convoy of three helicopters, with two of the aircraft safely reaching their destination with ministers and officials on board.

The incident happened at about 13:30 local time but due to heavy fog and rainy weather, the Iranian rescue and aid group cant find the location of the incident.

On Monday early morning, the Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Pir-Hossein Kolivand announced that the aid and rescue team reached the site of the Helicopter cash.

He said that no signs of life were found at the site. 8 officials and crew onboard were killed in the incident Including the Iranian President and of course Hossein Amir-Abdollahian Iranian Senior diplomat who was the first Iranian Foreign minister who was martyred during his service.

But Who was Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian?

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian became Iran's foreign minister in August 2021 in President Raisi's cabinet. He previously served as deputy foreign Minister.

President Ebrahim Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian, and their companions were declared dead after their helicopter crashed in northwestern Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on Sunday afternoon.

The former foreign minister was born in 1964 and graduated from Tehran University with a degree in international relations in 1991. He was proficient in Persian, Arabic, and English. He served as ambassador to Bahrain during the tenure of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Amir-Abdollahian later served as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs during the terms of both Ahmadinejad and Hassan Rouhani.

Before becoming foreign minister, he held the position of Special Assistant for International Relations to Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

During his tenure as foreign minister, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in March 2023 following seven years of tensions between the two countries.