Breaking news. Iranian president and foreign minister killed in helicopter crash – state media

Iranian state media reported on Monday that Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were killed in a helicopter crash. 

The semi-official Tasnim news said Raisi and several others onboard were “martyred” following an “accident” in Iran’s northern East Azerbaijan province.  

State media said the helicopter was forced to make a ‘hard landing’ in the mountainous region after getting into difficulties in heavy fog on Sunday.

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