Tehran (IP)- The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, was martyred in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Iran PressIran news: 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 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.

Ebrahim Raisi, born on 14 December 1960, was an Iranian politician, Muslim jurist, and the eighth president of Iran since 3 August 2021, following his election to the presidency in the 2021 election. 

Raisi served in several positions in Iran's judicial system, such as Deputy Chief Justice (2004–2014), Attorney General (2014–2016), and Chief Justice (2019–2021). He was also Prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor of Tehran in the 1980s and 1990s. 

Ayatollah Raisi was Custodian and Chairman of Astan Quds Razavi, from 2016 until 2019. He was a member of the Assembly of Experts from South Khorasan Province, being elected for the first time in the 2006 election.


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