According to Iranian state TV, helicopter carrying Raisi found – Red Army denies information | Foreign countries

According to an Iranian official, contact has been made with a passenger and a crew member on the helicopter carrying the president.

President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi. Photo: AFP

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President of Iran Ibrahim Raisin Iranian state television news agency Reuters and AP reported that the helicopter crashed during a convoy landing.

According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, in addition to Rice, the Iranian foreign minister was also on board the helicopter. Hossein Amir-Abdullahian and other officials and bodyguards.

According to an Iranian official interviewed by Reuters, the helicopter carrying Rice and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian crashed while crossing mountainous terrain in heavy fog.

Reuters reports that the helicopter has now been found, according to Iranian state television. However, Reuters could not independently confirm the matter. Shortly after the news broke, the Iranian Red Cross denied that the helicopter had been found.

An Iranian official told Iran’s state television that a passenger and a crew member aboard the helicopter carrying the president made several contacts, British newspaper the Guardian reported. No further details were given about who was contacted or what the president’s condition was.

Interior Minister of Iran Ahmed Wahidi He said earlier on Sunday that heavy rain and wind were making access difficult for rescue operations. Reuters reports that Iran’s military commander has ordered all resources of the army and the Revolutionary Guards to search.

Rescue teams from the Iranian Red Cross are investigating the area where the helicopter is said to have crashed.

Neighboring countries like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey have offered to help Iran in the rescue mission. Saudi Arabia, Russia and Qatar have also expressed readiness to help Iran.

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Also, the European Commission has said it will implement a swift action Its mapping service Help with the search. Commissioner responsible for crisis management Janus lanaricine Iran submitted a request for assistance to the commission regarding satellite imagery.

There is no definitive information on the severity of the accident. According to Reuters, Iran’s state television said it could not yet confirm whether there were any deaths or injuries in Durma.

“Raisin and Amir-Abdullahian are in critical condition” as a result of the crash, an official told Reuters.

– We are still hopeful, but the information received from the crash site is very worrying, the official told Reuters in an interview.

According to unconfirmed reports, the helicopter crashed near the border with Azerbaijan in the northwestern part of the country. Raisi visited the region to inaugurate the new dam for the President of Azerbaijan. Ilham Aliyev with.

The crash site is marked on the map near Jolfa and Varsaka in Iran.

Location of the accident on the map. Source: Al-Jazeera. Photo: Miia Antila / Yle, MapCreator, OpenStreetMap
President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev pose for a photo earlier on Sunday. Raisi was on his way to inaugurate a new dam on the Aras River, bordering Azerbaijan. Photo: AFP

Iran’s Supreme Leader Reassures Nation

The supreme spiritual leader of Iran is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei President Ibrahim Raisi has commented on the disappearance of the country’s president in a helicopter crash in a televised address.

According to Khamenei, people need not worry because the country’s operations will not be affected by the accident. Khamenei said he hoped God Almighty would bring the president and his entourage home safely.

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Sources: AP, AFP, Reuters, STT

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