Iranian state television: Iranian Foreign Minister was on board helicopter transporting President Raisi

The search and rescue operations of the helicopter, from the motorcade of Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, who made a “hard landing”, is not possible to spend from the air due to adverse weather conditions caused by thick fog.

Speaking on Iranian State Television, the chairman of the red crescent Iran Pir Hossein Kulivend spoke about search and rescue works.

Kulivend said: “Due to the adverse weather conditions (thick fog) in the region of search and rescue operations, it cannot be carried out from the air using an UAV.”

Iranian official said that 40 search groups continue to work on Earth in a mountain and inaccessible area.

The helicopter with the President of Iran made a rigid landing due to weather conditions when he returned from the opening ceremony of the dam on the border with Azerbaijan.

Iranian red crescent previously said that the accident occurred between Kaleiber and Verzigan. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Iran Ahmad Wahidi emphasized that rescue teams have not yet reached the region.

Deputy Governor of the Province of Vostochny Azerbaijan Dzhabbarali Zakiri said that one of 3 helicopters in the convoy flight crashed.

According to Iran’s state television, in a helicopter transporting Raisi, there were several officials, including Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahiyan.