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Iran President News Highlights: Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar pays tribute to Raisi

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Iran President News Live: Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar reaches Iran
Iran President News Live: Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar reaches Iran

Iran President News Highlights: Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, along with his foreign minister, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. India's Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday paid his respects to Ebrahim Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian, and other Iranian officials who died in the crash. Dhankhar also met Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber and conveyed condolences over the tragic demise of Raisi....Read More

The chopper carrying Iranian president Raisi, his foreign minister and other officials of the country disappeared over a mountainous region on Sunday evening. Rescue teams failed to reach the spot on May 19 due to fog and bad weather conditions. The wreckage of the helicopter crash was found by rescue teams the next day, who later announced that there was “no sign of life” on the crash site.

The incident came at a time when tensions remain heightened in the Middle East due to the ongoing war in Gaza. In the midst of the war in Palestine, Iran also witnessed escalations with Israel after both countries launched retaliatory attacks into each other's territory. Iran's president Raisi previously promised his country's unconditional support to Palestine, taking a firm stance against Israel.

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May 22, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Saudi foreign minister arrives in Tehran to attend funeral of Iran's Raisi

Saudi foreign minister arrived in Tehran to attend the funeral of Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi.

May 22, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Big crowds in Iran capital for president's funeral

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers for late president Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday as huge crowds thronged the capital Tehran for his funeral procession.

Flanked by top officials, Khamenei said prayers over the coffins of the eight dead from Sunday's helicopter crash, who also included foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

A sea of mourners filled the open space around Tehran university, where the prayers were held before the funeral procession moved on to Enghelab and Azadi squares.

May 22, 2024 10:02 PM IST

Vice President Dhankhar pays tribute to Iranian President Raisi in Tehran | Read

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar who is in Tehran, paid tribute to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday, who died in a chopper crash along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Amir-Abdollahian, and others. Dive Deeper

May 22, 2024 8:57 PM IST

President Raisi’s demise leaves Iran at crossroads | Read

On May 19, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Hossein Abdollahian and two other top provincial officials were killed in a helicopter crash in the mountainous terrain of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, bordering Azerbaijan. Raisi was returning after inaugurating, along with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, the jointly constructed dam on the Aras River at the shared border. Raisi’s visit had marked the thawing of tensions with Baku, which had closed its embassy in Tehran in January 2023 after an armed assault by an Iranian man had left the head of the security service of the embassy dead. Read More

May 22, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Vice Prez Dhankhar pays tribute to late Iranian president Raisi; meets acting President

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday met Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber and conveyed condolences over the tragic demise of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash.

Dhankhar, who is leading the Indian delegation at the official funeral ceremony, paid tributes to Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian, and other Iranian officials who died in the crash.

May 22, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Putin ally attends Raisi commemorations, delivers message of support from Moscow

A senior ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin attended commemorations in Tehran for the late President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday and passed on a message of support for the Iranian leadership from the Kremlin chief.

Russia and Iran have developed close ties in recent years, pushing against what they see as pernicious U.S. foreign policy in an effort to establish what they say would be a fairer multipolar world order.

Raisi's death in a helicopter crash on Sunday appeared to shock Moscow, which quickly offered its condolences and support.

May 22, 2024 7:06 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Russian speaker passes Putin's message to Iranian leadership

Russian lower house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin passed a message from President Vladimir Putin to Iran's leadership during a visit to Tehran on Wednesday, the lower house said.

Volodin, who attended the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, met interim president Mohammad Mokhber, it said.

May 22, 2024 7:06 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands of people later followed a procession honoring the dead down Tehran's main boulevard.

Iran’s Shiite theocracy views mass demonstrations as crucial evidence of its legitimacy and the people's support.

May 22, 2024 6:19 PM IST

Iran President News Live: How Iran located late President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter after crash

The Iranian military said Wednesday that it had used domestically produced drones to locate the helicopter of president Ebrahim Raisi after it crashed in the northwestern mountains. Raisi's helicopter came down on a fog-shrouded mountainside on Sunday as it returned to the city of Tabriz from a ceremony on the border with Azerbaijan. A huge search and rescue operation was launched, involving help from the European Union, Russia and Turkey before the crash site was located early on Monday. Read More

May 22, 2024 5:38 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Qatar Emir, Kuwait foreign minister travel to Iran for late President Ebrahim Raisi's funeral

Iran President News Live: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani headed to Iran on Wednesday to attend the funeral of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Emiri Diwan said, reported news agency Reuters.

Kuwait's Foreign Minister Abdullah Ali al-Yahya also travelled to Tehran on Wednesday to participate in Raisi's funeral on behalf of the Kuwaiti Emir, the foreign ministry reported.

May 22, 2024 5:01 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attends prayers for late President of Iran

Iran President News Live: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attended the prayers for late President of Iran on Wednesday morning, reported news agency AP.

Haniyeh recounted meeting Raisi earlier this year in Tehran during Ramadan, the holy Muslim fasting month, and heard the president say the Palestinian issue remains the key one for the Muslim world. He also described Raisi calling the October 7 attack in Israel an “earthquake in the heart of the Zionist entity.”

May 22, 2024 4:54 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Death of Iran's President delays talks with UN nuclear watchdog

Iran President News Live: The deaths of Iran's President and foreign minister in a helicopter crash have caused a pause in the UN nuclear watchdog's talks with Tehran over improving cooperation with the agency, the watchdog's chief Rafael Grossi told Reuters on Wednesday.

"They are in a mourning period which I need to respect," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Grossi said in Helsinki, where he spoke at a nuclear conference.

"But once this is over, we are going to be engaging again," he said, describing it as a "temporary interruption that I hope will be over in a matter of days".

Grossi said the IAEA was planning to continue technical discussions with Iran but they had not yet taken place due to last weekend's helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

May 22, 2024 4:27 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar reaches Iran

Iran President News Live: The official X account of Vice-President of India has shared, "Hon'ble Vice-President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar was received by Iranian authorities on his arrival in Tehran today. VP Dhankhar will attend the official ceremony to pay condolences on the demise of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdollahian, of Iran."

May 22, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Who is Iran’s interim President?

Iran President News Live: Mohammad Mokhber has been named Iran’s interim president after Ebrahim Raisi’s death. He is the former first vice president of Iran.

Meanwhile, the elections to appoint the new President of Iran will be held on June 28, 2024.

May 22, 2024 3:27 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif to attend memorial ceremony for late President

Iran President News Live: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif will attend the memorial ceremony for Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials who lost their lives in a helicopter crash on May 19.

May 22, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Memorial ceremony for Iranian President Raisi, Foreign Minister held at Iran Culture House in Delhi

A memorial ceremony for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian was held at the Iran Culture House in the national capital.

The memorial ceremony was held on Tuesday in New Delhi.

May 22, 2024 2:52 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Iran's Armed Forces downplay role of Turkish drone in finding President's crash site

The General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces on Wednesday downplayed the role played by a Turkish drone in finding the crash site of President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter, highlighting instead the performance of its own drones.

"Despite Turkey sending a drone equipped with night vision and thermal cameras, the drone failed to accurately locate the crash site due to its lack of detection equipment and control points below the cloud," Iran's military said in a statement, referring to the adverse weather conditions believed to be the cause of the crash.

May 22, 2024 2:29 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Egypt's foreign minister makes first trip to Iran to attend president's funeral

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed on Wednesday to Tehran to participate in the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

May 22, 2024 2:05 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Why Iran sought Turkey's help in locating late President's helicopter

Iran President News Live: Iran's military said it had chosen Turkey among "friendly countries" to help in the rescue mission due to its proximity to the accident site in the northwest of the country.

May 22, 2024 1:51 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Iranian drones helped locate late President's crashed helicopter

Iran President News Live: The Iranian military said Wednesday that it had used domestically produced drones to locate the helicopter of president Ebrahim Raisi after it crashed in the northwestern mountains, reported news agency AFP.

Raisi's helicopter came down on a fog-shrouded mountainside on Sunday as it returned to the city of Tabriz from a ceremony on the border with Azerbaijan. A huge search and rescue operation was launched, involving help from the European Union, Russia and Turkey before the crash site was located early on Monday.

May 22, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Iran President News Live: Huge crowds in Tehran for the funeral procession of late President

Iran President News Live: Huge crowds of Iranians thronged the streets of the capital Tehran on Wednesday for the funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage, who died in a helicopter crash.

In the city centre, mourners clutching portraits of Raisi gathered in and around the University of Tehran, where Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the prayers, reported news agency AFP.

Flanked by top officials, Khamenei said prayers over the coffins of the dead, who also included Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

May 22, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Iran President News Live: 'He was a man of his word,' Russian President Vladimir Putin praises late president of Iran

Iran President News Live: Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the late president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, as a reliable partner always good to his word and asked the chairman of parliament on Tuesday to convey his sympathy at memorial events, reported news agency Reuters.

"He was truly a reliable partner, a man sure of himself, who acted in the national interest," Russian news agencies quoted Putin as telling Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of the State Duma lower house of parliament.

"He was, of course, a man of his word and it was always good to work with him. What I mean is if we came to an agreement on something, you could be sure the agreement was carried out," Putin said.

May 22, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Iran President News Live: Iran's supreme leader presides over funeral for late President

Iran President News Live: Iran's supreme leader presided over a funeral Wednesday for the country's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei began the service at Tehran University, the caskets of the dead draped in Iranian flags with their pictures on them. On the late President Ebrahim Raisi's coffin sat a black turban — signifying his direct descendance from Islam's Prophet Muhammad, reported news agency AP.

In attendance were top leaders of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, one of the country's major centers. Also on hand was Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, the militant group that Iran has armed and supported during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war raging in the Gaza Strip. Before the funeral, an emcee led the crowd in the chant: “Death to Israel!”

“I come in the name of the Palestinian people, in the name of the resistance factions of Gaza ... to express our condolences,” Haniyeh told those gathered.

May 22, 2024 10:46 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Where and how Iran President Ebrahim Raisi died

Iran News LIVE Updates: A helicopter carrying Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials crashed on Sunday in a fog-shrouded mountainside in northern Iran on the way to the city of Tabriz after they attended the inauguration of a dam project on the border with Azerbaijan.

May 22, 2024 10:14 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to lead prayers ahead of funeral processions in Tehran

Iran News LIVE Updates: Large crowds of Iranians are expected to gather in Tehran on Wednesday to pay tribute to late president Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash, reported news agency AFP. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will lead prayers ahead of funeral processions for Raisi and seven members of his entourage, including foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The helicopter crashed Sunday on a fog-shrouded mountainside in northern Iran on the way to the city of Tabriz after they attended the inauguration of a dam project on the border with Azerbaijan.

May 22, 2024 9:24 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Five days of mourning since Monday

Iran News LIVE Updates: Iran had announced five days of mourning on Monday after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials who lost their lives in a helicopter crash on May 19.

May 22, 2024 8:48 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Thousands take to the streets in Iran

Thousands of people took to the streets in Iran as the funeral ceremony of Raisi began Friday in the city of Tabriz in the north-western region where the chopper in which he was travelling crashed on Sunday.

May 22, 2024 8:29 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar embarks on visit to Tehran

May 22, 2024 8:08 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Funeral processions for Raisi today

Large crowds of Iranians are expected to gather in Tehran on Wednesday to pay tribute to late president Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will lead prayers ahead of funeral processions for Raisi and seven members of his entourage, including foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

May 22, 2024 7:50 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Many suspect Israel's hand in Raisi's death

Alleging that Israel played a role in the death of Iran's president, Former Member of European Parliament Nick Griffin said, "There are reasons beyond the obvious Gaza/Hezbollah/Iran/Israel tensions for Mossad (Israel's national intelligence agency) to have been involved. It would not be a surprise..."

May 22, 2024 7:41 AM IST

Iran News LIVE Updates: Jagdeep Dhankhar to visit Iran today

According to the release by the MEA, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will visit Iran today to attend a memorial ceremony for President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister.

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