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Vice President Dhankar To Visit Iran Tomorrow To Pay Condolences On Ebrahim Raisi’s Death

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will pay a visit to Iran on Wednesday to attend official ceremony to pay condolences on the tragic demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials during a helicopter crash on Sunday, a government statement said. Earlier, President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed their condolences to the government and people of Iran. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the Iranian embassy in Delhi on Tuesday and conveyed India's deepest condolences on the death of President Raisi and the Foreign Minister in the tragic crash. ALSO READ | India Observes National Mourning Over Ebrahim Raisi's Death. Know What Happens On This Day Jaishankar sai...
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Thousands Gather At Iran Mosques & Squares To Mourn President Ebrahim Raisi

Iranians gathered at Valiasr Square in central Tehran on Monday to mourn President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. (Photo: Getty)Women mourn Iranian president Raisi in Tehran. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced a five-day public mourning period on Monday. (Photo: Getty)Iranians attend a mourning ceremony organised at Musalla Mosque, Tabriz, for President Ebrahim Raisi and others killed in the helicopter crash. Raisi had been scheduled to inaugurate a project at the Tabriz oil refinery and was on his way there when the crash occurred. (Photo: Getty)Mourners hold Raisi's photos at Valiasr Square. (Photo: Getty)A Shiite mourner reads religious text at Imam Ali shrine in the...
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US Extends Condolences Over Raisi’s Demise, Xi Jinping Remembers Him As ‘Good Friend’ To China

Ebrahim Raisi Death: Iran was plunged into mourning as news spread of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other high-ranking officials. The U.S. Department of State, through spokesperson Matthew Miller, extended official condolences, emphasising solidarity with the Iranian people's quest for human rights and freedoms. "The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran. As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental free...
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Presidential Election In Iran To Choose Ebrahim Raisi’s Successor On June 28

The Presidential elections in Iran to choose Ebrahim Raisi's successor will be held on June 28, a report in Tehran Times said on Monday. The announcement comes following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.  Iranian President Raisi, 63, foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and several other officials were found dead on Monday, hours after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of the country's northwest. ALSO READ | Iran Helicopter Crash: Nuclear Negotiator Ali Bagheri Appointed Acting Foreign Minister After Amirabdollahian's Death According to a report in The Guardian, Iran has a long and well-known history of filtering out potential p...
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Jaishankar Recalls Contribution Of Prez Raisi, Iranian Foreign Minister Chabahar Port Pact

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said that due to the interest and initiative of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, we were actually able to finalise a long-term agreement on the crucial Chabahar port. Raisi, Abdollahian and a number of other officials were found dead on Monday, a day after their helicopter crashed in northwest Iran, the country's media reported. In response to a query on the Chabahar port during an interaction held at the Delhi Tamil Education Association-run school here, Jaishankar said, We have been trying for almost 20 years now... to have an agreement with Iran.   "We could have like a short-term agreement... the two people who unfortunately died yesterday in a h...
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Fact Check: Old Footage Of Iranian President Shared As ‘Minutes’ Before His Helicopter Crash

While one viral video is from January, the other clip dates back to at least 2021. The videos are old and unrelated to Raisi's fatal helicopter crash. What is the claim? Two videos (archived here and here), one showing Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi sitting inside an aircraft and the other in a car, are circulating on social media platforms, claiming that they were captured "minutes before" his helicopter crashed on May 19. Ebrahim Raisi and Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and six other passengers and crew were killed in the helicopter crash near the Iranian-Azerbaijan border. The charred wreckage of the chopper was found on May 20 following an overnight search. Raisi was at the Azerbaijan border to inaugurate the Giz-Galasi (also spell...
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Iran’s Nuclear Negotiator Ali Bagheri Appointed Acting Foreign Minister

Iran appointed Ali Bagheri, its seasoned nuclear negotiator, as acting Foreign Minister on Monday following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of the Iranian President and Foreign Minister. Bagheri, 56, previously served as the deputy to the late Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. He is known for his close ties to Iran's ultraconservatives and his affiliations with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's inner circle.  From Nuclear Negotiator To Acting Foreign Minister — A Look At Bagheri's Journey Throughout his career, Bagheri gained recognition for his calm demeanor despite his firm stance, particularly in criticising Western interference. According to AFP, he once stated, "Every time foreigners intervene, under any pretext... ...
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Iran President’s Death: India Declares State Mourning On Tuesday, Flag To Be Flown At Half-Mast

New Delhi: The government has announced a state mourning on May 21 to honour Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, officials said.  As per officials, the national flag will be flown at half-mast across India on May 21 as a mark of respect. Additionally, there will be no official entertainment during the state mourning period, reported news agency PTI. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has announced five days of mourning following the death of the country's President, Ebrahim Raisi, reported BBC. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed grief over the death of Iran's President, saying, "We hope Almighty God will return the respected, esteemed President and his entourage to the arms of the nation...
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Video Shows Moments Before Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Helicopter Crashes

Hours after the Iranian officials confirmed the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in a helicopter crash, videos have emerged showing minutes before the tragic incident unfolded.  A video of President Raisi has surfaced online showing him sitting in the helicopter before the accident and is being shared widely across social media platforms. Other than the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the crash that happened on Sunday took the lives of several significant state officials including Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province Malek Rahmati, Tabriz's Friday prayer Imam Mohammad Ali Alehashem, and head of security. The pilot, copilot, and crew chief also suc...
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Who Was Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian President Killed In Helicopter Crash 

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi was confirmed to have died in a helicopter crash on Monday. Raisi was often seen as the successor to the Iranian supreme leader 'Ayatollah' Ali Khamenei. Raisi was a hardliner cleric who was elected as the President of Iran in 2021. During his term in office, Iran managed to accelerate the country’s nuclear programme. Ebrahim Raisi — Iranian Orthodox Leader Raisi was born in the eastern city of Mashhad in 1960. He hailed from an orthodox Islamic family that brushed shoulders with Iran’s top leadership during the Islamic Revolution in the late 1970s. The Islamic Revolution of Iran replaced the secular monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with the theocratic Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.  Raisi was in...
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Ebrahim Raisi Crash: YSR To Gen Rawat — Prominent Indians Who Died In Helicopter Crashes

Ebrahim Raisi death: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous region of northwest Iran on Sunday. Over the years, several prominent personalities have died in crashes involving helicopters, which are used commonly by leaders because they offer some advantages that other aircraft don’t, like fast and easy access to remote areas. In India alone, there have been multiple such crashes over the past decade. Gen Bipin Rawat: On December 8, 2021, General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), and 12 others were killed when an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed in the Nilgiris. The deceased included Gen Rawat’s wife Madhulika, apa...
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Ayotollah Khamenei Appoints 1st VP Mohammad Mokhber Acting Prez Of Iran After Raisi’s Death

Iran's supreme leader 'Ayotollah' Ali Khamenei has appointed first Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber as the nation's acting President. The appointment comes after Ebrahim Raisi's death in a chopper crash on Sunday. The interim President, Mohammad Mokhber, will ensure a smooth transition of governance and administration in Iran till the new President is elected. Who Is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran's Acting President? The 68-year-old Mohammad Mokhber was born on September 1, 1955. He became the first Vice-President of Iran in 2021 when Ebrahim Raisi won the Presidential elections. Mokhber Mohammad was sanctioned by the European Union in 2010 for being involved in what the body saw as "nuclear or ballistic missile activities". The US Treasury Depart...
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‘Protector Of Resistance Movements’: Hamas, Hezbollah Mourn Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Hamas and Hezbollah on Monday expressed their condolences on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. In its statement, Hamas hailed Raisi's "support fo Palestinian resistance and tireless efforts in solidarity with Palestinians". Hezbollah on the other hand called the Iranian President a "protector of resistance movements". #BREAKING Hamas and Hezbollah mourn death of Iran's Raisi.Hamas hailed his 'support for Palestinian resistance' and Hezbollah called Raisi a 'protector of resistance movements' pic.twitter.com/m4tUK6SJkS — AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 20, 2024 The militant group Hamas, stated that it appreciated Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who was also killed in the chopper cras...
Modi, Jaishankar say ‘sad, shocked’ by deaths of Iranian president & foreign minister in chopper crash
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Modi, Jaishankar say ‘sad, shocked’ by deaths of Iranian president & foreign minister in chopper crash

New Delhi: India “stands” with Iran, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Monday, while expressing condolences over the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash. Their deaths come at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East over a war between Israel and Iran-backed Hamas in Gaza. Days earlier, India and Iran had also inked a long-term deal for the strategically located Chabahar Port.“India stands with Iran in this time of sorrow,” said Modi in a statement on X. “Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. His contribution to strengthening India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered,” he wrote. ...
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What Happens Next In Iran After President Ebrahim Raisi’s Death? Know Who Will Succeed Him

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash, which happened on Sunday when the Iranian authorities were on their way back from a visit to northwest Iran, bordering Azerbaijan. According to news agency Reuters, the crash occurred as the helicopter was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog. Following the demise of the Iranian leader, a question floats about who will succeed the president after the unforeseen incident.  According to Iran's constitution, when a president dies in office or is incapacitated, the first vice president takes over the office, under article 131 of the Islamic Republic's constituition. The article will now allow Mohammad Mokhber, the first vice president of Iran, to take over with the confirmation of the suprem...
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s Helicopter Found, Rescue Team Says Situation ‘Not Good’: What

A day after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter made a "hard landing" on Sunday, the search and rescue teams were scouring a foggy mountain area located northwest of Iran today, where the "accident" reportedly occurred, and found the helicopter in a situation the country's Red Crescent chief described as "not good". #BREAKING: Footage shows helicopter carrying #Iran's president and foreign minister is almost entirely destroyedpic.twitter.com/jHOMlA8f0p — Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) May 20, 2024 Iran's Red Crescent is noted for its special expertise in responding to earthquakes, and was involved in undertaking the search and rescue operation of the President's missing helicopter. In order to assisst Iran in finding their...
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PM Modi expresses concern, says stand in solidarity with Iranians | India News – Times of India

PM Narendra Modi expressed solidarity with the people of Iran as he said he was deeply concerned by reports regarding Iran Prez Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter flight that crashed in Iran's East Azerbaijan province. "We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of distress, and pray for the well-being of the president and his entourage," he said in a post on X late on Sunday, amid fears that Raisi may not have survived the crash.Modi had last met Raisi on the margins of the Brics summit in Johannesburg in Aug 2023. The two leaders had discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, including trade and investment, connectivity, energy and counter-terrorism. Iran, along with five other countries, had joined the group in that summit. Raisi had congratulated ...
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‘Deeply Concerned, Pray For Well Being’: PM Modi Says Amid Iranian President’s Helicopter Crash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed deep concern amid reports of the helicopter crash involving Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister. PM Modi said India stands in solidarity with the Iranian people and pray for well being of the President. ALSO READ | Iranian President Raisi, Foreign Minister 'At Risk Following Helicopter Crash': Report "Deeply concerned by reports regarding President Raisi’s helicopter flight today. We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of distress, and pray for well being of the President and his entourage," Prime Minister Modi said in a post on X.  Deeply concerned by reports regarding President Raisi’s helicopter flight today. We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people ...
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Video | Iran Helicopter Crash: ईरान के राष्ट्रपति Ebrahim Raisi के हेलीकॉप्टर की हुई Hard Landing

Iran Helicopter Crash: ईरान के राष्ट्रपति इब्राहिम रायसी (Ibrahim Raisi) को ले जा रहे एक हेलीकॉप्‍टर को रविवार को देश के पूर्वी अजरबैजान (East Azerbaijan) में कोहरे के कारण अचानक उतारना पड़ा. रायसी ने दुर्घटना की खबरों को "अफवाह" करार दिया है. यह जानकारी स्थानीय मीडिया ने दी. ईरान की समाचार एजेंसी तस्‍नीम ने कहा कि काफिले में तीन हेलीकॉप्‍टर थे, जिनमें से दो मंत्रियों और अधिकारियों को लेकर "अपने गंतव्य पर सुरक्षित पहुंच गए". एजेंसी ने कहा कि कथित तौर पर रायसी के साथ ईरान के विदेश मंत्री होसैन अमीराब्दुल्लाहियान भी हेलीकॉप्‍टर में थे. Source link ...
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Video | Iran Helicopter Crash: ईरान के राष्ट्रपति Ebrahim Raisi का Helicopter हादसे का शिकार

Iran Helicopter Crash: ईरान के राष्ट्रपति इब्राहिम रईसी का हेलीकॉप्टर हादसे का शिकार, पूर्वी अज़रबैजान में हुआ हादसा रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक हेलिकॉप्टर की हार्ड लैंडिंग हुई Source link
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Iranian President Raisi’s Helicopter Makes ‘Hard Landing’, Rescue Efforts Hindered By Heavy Rai

A helicopter transporting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi experienced a "hard landing" on Sunday, as reported by Iranian state television. The incident occurred in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, near Jolfa, a city bordering Azerbaijan, approximately 600 kilometers northwest of Tehran, news agency AP reported. According to AP's report, rescue efforts have been hindered by adverse weather conditions in the area, with heavy rain and strong winds reported. President Raisi was traveling in the region following his participation in the inauguration of a dam alongside Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. Raisi, 63, is known for his hard-line stance, having previously served as the country's judiciary chief. He is considered a close ally of Iran’s Supreme Lead...
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‘Don’t take narrow view of it’: Jaishankar on US’ sanction warning after Chabahar port deal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after US warned India of "potential risks of sanctions" for signing strategic Chabahar port agreement with Iran, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said that people shouldn't take a "narrow view of it", adding that the pact is "actually for everyone's benefit".Speaking at his book launch event in Kolkata on Wednesday, Jaishankar said, "I did see some of the remarks which were made, but I think it's a question of communicating, convincing and getting people to understand, that this is actually for everyone's benefit.I don't think people should take a narrow view of it.""They (US) have not done so in the past. So, if you look at the US' own attitude towards the port in Chabahar, the US has been appreciative of the fact that Chabahar has a larger relevance...we will wo...
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US Warns India Of ‘Potential Sanctions’ Over Chabahar Port Deal With Iran

After India inked a 10-year agreement to manage the Chabahar Port in Iran, the United States issued a cautionary warning, stating that "anyone" contemplating business dealings with Tehran should be mindful of the "potential risk of sanctions." Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department, stated that while the US acknowledges India's foreign policy objectives, it also emphasised the importance of recognizing potential sanctions risks when engaging in business with Iran. Addressing the press, Patel stated: "We are aware of these reports that Iran and India have signed a deal concerning the Chabahar Port, I would let the government of India speak to its own foreign policy goals, vis-a-vis the Chabahar Port as well as its own bila...
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‘Anyone considering business deals with Iran…’: US warns of sanctions after India-Iran Chabahar Port deal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Hours after India inked a significant agreement to operate the Chabahar Port in Iran for a decade, the United States issued a cautionary statement, warning that "anyone" considering business deals with Tehran needs to be aware of the "potential risk of sanctions."Vedant Patel, principal deputy spokesperson for the US State Department, addressed the media, acknowledging the reported deal between Iran and India regarding the Chabahar Port.Patel emphasized that while the US respects India's foreign policy goals and bilateral relationship with Iran, it remains steadfast in enforcing sanctions against Iran."We are aware of these reports that Iran and India have signed a deal concerning the Chabahar Port, I would let the government of India speak to its own foreign policy goals, vi...
‘Win-win deal’: India, Iran sign 10 year contract for Chabahar Port amid Gaza war
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‘Win-win deal’: India, Iran sign 10 year contract for Chabahar Port amid Gaza war

New Delhi: India’s first-ever overseas port investment in Iran’s Chabahar got a boost Monday after Tehran and New Delhi signed a long-term contract. This will allow India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL), an Indian state-owned entity, to manage and operate a terminal in the port for 10 years, instead of having to renew a short-term contract every year as was the case earlier. India is also believed to have agreed to extend a credit line of $250 million to Iran for Chabahar-related development, according to a statement by India’s embassy in Iran on X. The statement was subsequently deleted. Screenshot of the now-deleted statement | Pic credit: X Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal signed the deal with Mehrdad Bazrpash, Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, in Tehran on M...
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Israel Hamas War : Rafah से लोग जाएं तो जाएं कहां ? वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

Israel Hamas War: Israel ने America की धमकी पर पलटवार किया है. अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडेन ने इज़रायल को राफाह पर हमले रोकलने को कहा था. साथ ही अमेरिका ने ये धमकी दी थी कि अगर राफाह पर हमला किया तो हथियारों की सप्लाई रोक दी जाएगी. इसके जवाब में इज़रायल के प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि हमें ज़रूरत पड़ी तो हम अकेले लड़ेंगे. ऐसे में सवाल ये है कि आखिर राफाह के लोग जाएं तो जाएं कहां ? Source link ...