President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi dies at 63


President Ebrahim Raisi dies in a helicopter crash.

Iranian president and some officials were travelling by helicopter in the country’s East Azerbaijan province when it crashed in a forested area.

The president’s death was confirmed in the early hours of Monday and tributes have begun pouring out.

President Ebrahim who was president for three years died at 63-year-old.

It was reported that he was going to run again for presidency in the coming election.

Raisi was born in Mashhad in northeastern Iran, a religious hub for Shia Muslims. He underwent religious education and was trained at the seminary in Qom, studying under prominent scholars, including Khamenei.

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