May 20, 2024

President of Iran Killed in Helicopter Crash

Early Sunday, the newswire erupted that high-ranking Iranian officials were on a helicopter that experienced a “hard landing.”

Parties were revealed to be injured, with at least one possible death.

By Monday morning it was confirmed that one of the parties on the plane who died was Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Bad Guy Gone

The chopper reportedly went down in the Dizmar Forest between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa in Iran's East Azerbaijan province, near its border with Azerbaijan.

Initial reports stated that the chopper "was forced to make a hard landing due to the bad weather and fog."

Hours later, it was reported that search and rescue teams were able to make contact with at least one passenger and crew member, but again, no names were given.

Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi explained, "The esteemed president and company were on their way back aboard some helicopters, and one of the helicopters was forced to make a hard landing due to the bad weather and fog.

"Various rescue teams are on their way to the region, but because of the poor weather and fogginess, it might take time for them to reach the helicopter.

"The region is a bit [rugged] and it’s difficult to make contact. We are waiting for rescue teams to reach the landing site and give us more information.”

Raise, who has been nicknamed the “Butcher of Tehran” for having massacred Iranian citizens, had been sanctioned during the Trump administration for those deaths.

Iranian Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has assumed the presidency after Raisi’s death until Iran can conduct another sham election to officially name a new president.

It will be very interesting to see how Joe Biden handles this considering Iran’s role in helping Hamas in its war against Israel.

It will also be interesting to see if Iran decides to blame the crash on the United States or Israel or continue to say it was just a product of the weather at the time.

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