Raisi’s Death: Iran’s Supreme Leader, Khameni Directs VP-Mokhber To Take Over


Iranian’s Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber takes over after death of President Ebrahim Raisi in helicopter air crash on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The late Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi and his Foreign Affairs minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian among others died in a helicopter which crashed while crossing a mountainous terrain in heavy fogs, according to report by Reuters.

Following the death of President Raisi, the Iranian’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has assigned vice president Mohammad Mokhber to assume interim duties immediately in accordance with Article 131 of the constitution.

Khamenei said that Mokhber is in charge of leading the executive branch, adding that Mokhber will be required to work with the heads of legislative and judicial to prepare for presidential elections within a maximum period of 50 days.

Meanwhile, official confirmation of those that died in the ill-fated helicopter included the Iran President, Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan Province, Malek Rahmati Tabriz’s Imam Mohammad Ali Alehashem, the Pilot, Co-Pilot, Crew Chief, Head of Security and the presidential Bodyguard.


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