Iran’s President and Foreign Minister have died in a helicopter crash

Iranian official says No survivors from the helicopter crash with Several bodies in helicopter crash have been completely burned including president Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, president since August 2021, Won 62.9% of the vote in the 2021 presidential election, critics question the fairness of the vote, Considered a hardliner and ally of Supreme Leader of Ali Khamenei,

He was considered a possible successor of Khamenei as Supreme Leader, Critics call him the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ for his role in the execution of political prisoners in the late 80s as part of his role on the prosecution committee.

Iran’s former foreign minister Javad Zarif claims the US is ‘one of the main culprits of yesterday’s tragedy’ due to the sanction of ‘aircraft and aviation parts to Iran’, adding this will be ‘recorded in the list of US crimes against the Iranian people’.