Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter has ‘hard landing’; search launched | EUROtoday

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A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and different senior officers suffered a “hard landing” in “adverse weather conditions” within the nation’s mountainous northwest on Sunday, state-run media reported, and search-and-rescue groups labored into the night time to seek out it. The circumstances of these on board weren’t recognized, authorities mentioned.

“We hope that God the almighty returns the dear president and his colleagues in full health to the arms of the nation,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme chief, mentioned in a somber assertion launched on state tv Sunday night time. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was additionally believed to be on the helicopter.