Acting president appointed in Iran after Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Acting President Appointed In Iran After Ebrahim Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced five days of mourning following the crash. Photo: PA Images
Share this article

AP Reporters

Iran’s supreme leader has appointed Mohammad Mokhber as the country’s acting president after a helicopter crash killed Ebrahim Raisi.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the announcement in a message of condolence he shared over President Raisi’s death in the crash on Sunday.


Mr Mokhber was Iran’s first vice president.

The helicopter wreckage was found on Monday in a mountainous area of north-western Iran.

Khamenei also announced five days of mourning in his message.

Read More

Message submitting... Thank you for waiting.

Want us to email you top stories each lunch time?

Download our Apps
© 2024, developed by Square1 and powered by