Pope Francis expressed condolences in connection with death of President Iran Raisi

The spiritual leader of the Catholics and the head of the Vatican Pope Francis sent a message to the religious leader of Iran Ali Hamenie in connection with the death of President Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Hussein Minister Amir Abdullahiyan and accompanying them as a result of the coil of a helicopter.

This is stated in the official message of the Vatican.

According to this information, in his message, dad expressed spiritual proximity to the families of the dead and the Iranian people at this difficult time.

The coil of the helicopter and its consequences

On May 19, President Raisi took part in the opening ceremony of the dam on the Iranian-Azerbaijani border. On the way back, the Raisisi helicopter, accompanied by Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahiyan and some officials, suffered an accident.

At the request of Iran, Turkey allocated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Akıncı for search and rescue operations. The coordinates of the wreckage of the helicopter discovered by the Akıncı UAVs were transferred to the Iranian authorities.

Iranian rescue teams, reaching the discovered point, found that there were no survivors in the disaster.

After confirming the death of Raisi, his first deputy Muhammad Mukhbir was appointed temporary acting president.

According to the Iranian Constitution, the committee consisting of the speaker of the parliament, the head of the judiciary and the first vice president must take measures to elect the new president within a maximum of 50 days.

Presidents in Iran are elected people from among the candidates approved by the Council of Guardians of the Constitution.