Thursday, June 13, 2024

Big News: 'Hard Landing' of Iran's President's Helicopter, Search underway

Leader Online Desk: It is reported that the helicopter carrying Iran's President Ibrahim Raisi had to face a 'hard landing' today (19). Iran's Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi confirmed that the helicopter carrying the president had made a hard landing in Jolfa, about 600 km from Tehran in East Azerbaijan, Iran's state television Press TV reported.

Raisi was going to Iran's East Azerbaijan province. State TV said the incident took place near the town of Jolfa, which borders Azerbaijan, about 600 kilometers (375 miles) northwest of Iran's capital Tehran.

Raisi was in Azerbaijan early Sunday morning to inaugurate a dam with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev. This is the third dam built by both countries on Aras River. According to news agency Reuters, rescue workers are trying to reach the team, including president Ibrahim Raisi, after the hard landing incident. However, no information was immediately available about what happened to the helicopter during this incident, whether there was any loss of life in this accident. News organizations have given different explanations regarding this incident.

The 63-year-old president of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, is a radical leader. He is also known as the disciple and successor of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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