Acting President appointed after Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

20 May 2024, 09:44

Ebrahim Raisi
Iran Ebrahim Raisi. Picture: PA

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced five days of mourning following the crash.

Iran’s supreme leader has appointed Mohammad Mokhber as the country’s acting President after a helicopter crash killed Ebrahim Raisi.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the announcement in a message of condolence he shared over President Raisi’s death in the crash on Sunday.

Mr Mokhber was Iran’s first vice president.

The helicopter wreckage was found on Monday in a mountainous area of north-western Iran.

Khamenei also announced five days of mourning in his message.

By Press Association

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