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Iran mourns after Raisi dies in helicopter crash; VP named acting president

Iran’s Supreme Leader has declared five days of national mourning following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. The wreckage was found early on Monday. The foreign minister, one of the nine on board, has also been confirmed dead.

Al Jazeera’s Michael Appel reports on how events unfolded before and after the crash.
To discuss this further, Hamidreza Azizi, a Nonresident Fellow at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs, joins from Berlin, and Alex Macheras, an independent aviation analyst and consultant, joins from Doha.

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Written by Leo Ibarra

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