UN Secretary General expressed condolences to relatives of dead, government and people of Iran

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antoniu Guterrish expressed condolences in connection with the death of President Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahiyan and their persons accompanying them as a result of the helicopter crash.

The corresponding written statement was received from the office of the UN press secretary.

GUERRISH expressed regret in connection with the death of Raisi, Abdullahiyan and the faces accompanying them as a result of a helicopter crash.

The General Secretary expressed condolences to the relatives of the dead, the government and the people of Iran.

– the collapse of the helicopter and its consequences

On May 18, 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.