Iran's President Raisi Killed in helicopter crash, state media confirms


By Kathleen Magramo and Jerome Tylor, May 20: Iran President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash, Iranian news agencies have reported.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was also among those killed along with seven others.

Iranian state broadcasters are airing Islamic prayers in between their news broadcasts following the announcement that President Ebrahim Raisi and eight others died after the helicopter they were traveling in crashed in Iran's East Azerbaijan province.

Iran's government convened an "urgent meeting" on Monday, according to Iranian state news agency IRNA

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