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Saudi Arabia Condoles Iranian President’s Demise in Helicopter Crash

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have offered their sincere condolences to the Acting President, Mohammad Mokhber, on the death of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and his companions, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others are confirmed to have been killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash in north-western Iran.

Raisi, 63, and Amir-Abdollahian, 60, were traveling in a convoy of three helicopters from Iran’s border with Azerbaijan in the country’s mountainous northwest to the city of Tabriz after inaugurating Qiz Qalasi Dam. The helicopter went down in heavy fog in a remote area Sunday.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayotollah Ali Khamenei has appointed first Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber as the nation’s acting President.

Before Mr. Raisi’s death, the next presidential election was due to take place in 2025.

But now the presidential election will take place within the next 50 days.

The Iranian President’s death comes at fraught circumstances in the Middle East. Israel’s War in Gaza and the subsequent genocide and humanitarian crisis have fueled the soaring tensions in the region.

Last month, Israel launched a strong airstrike on Iran’s Consulate in Damascus, killing a top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. As a result, Iran launched a retaliatory drone and missile attack on Israel.

A week later, Israel struck back and launched missile attacks outside the Iranian city of Isfahan.

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