No traces of a missile hit were found on the helicopter of Iranian President Raisi

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No traces of a missile hit were found on the helicopter of Iranian President Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and those accompanying him died in the first moments after the helicopter crash, the Iranian Red Crescent reported. The wreckage of the helicopter was found at an altitude of 2,5 thousand meters. The funeral ceremony will take place on May 21 in Tabriz, in connection with which five days of mourning have been declared in the country.

Iranian rescuers found the wreckage of a rotorcraft at an altitude of 2,5 thousand meters. No traces indicating that the helicopter was hit by a missile were found in the wreckage, informed sources said.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani was appointed acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic after the death of Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, who was also on board the crashed helicopter.

An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Israel was not involved in the downing of the Iranian president's helicopter. He stressed that any accusations against Israel are groundless.

The country has scheduled its first open parliamentary meeting since the death of President Raisi, which will take place on May 21, Tasnim agency reports.

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