Iran President, Foreign Minister Die In Chopper Crash

President of Iran Ebrahmin Raisi and his Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian were killed in a helicopter crash that took place on 19th May, 2024, in the East Azerbaijan Province.

President Raisi had been at the Azerbaijani border for the inauguration of the Qiz-Qalasi Dam.

He had been in office since 2021 and pledged Iran’s steadfast support for Palestine, a stance which had been reiterated during his recent dam inauguration speech.


Pictures of Crashed Helicopter

Source: Internet

The helicopter was identified as a US-made Bell 212 by state news agency IRNA. It was found to be completely burned in the crash.

This incident took place after a period of heightened regional tensions, particularly in light of the Gaza conflict and Iran’s recent escalations with Israel.

What is Qizqaleh Si dam Project?

Qizqaleh Si dam, a joint water project between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, was opened before noon on Sunday (May 19, 2024) in the presence of President Ebrahim Raisi and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, the presidents of the two countries, in Khoda’afarin, East Azerbaijan province.



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