Ebrahim Raisi, #Iran’s president, dies in helicopter crash aged 63

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, 63, has tragically died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area amid poor weather. Raisi, a prominent conservative figure, served as Iran’s president for nearly three years and was anticipated to run for re-election next year.

Born in Mashhad, Raisi was a significant religious and political figure, educated in Qom. He held various influential roles, including attorney general and head of the Astan Quds Razavi charitable trust.

Raisi’s tenure as president was marked by his staunch positions against #Israel and the #US, aligning closely with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He condemned #Israeli actions in #Gaza and supported Iran’s retaliatory strikes.

Raisi’s presidency was also noted for his harsh rhetoric and firm stance on the 2015 nuclear deal, advocating for “resistance” against international sanctions. His death marks a significant moment in Iranian politics as the nation mourns the loss of a key leader.

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