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Mohammad Mokhber appointed as Iran’s first acting President after Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who visited Azerbaijan on Sunday and met his counterpart Ilham Aliyev, was declared dead by the Iranian vice-president. Notably, President Raisi, the foreign minister and other top officials were returning from Baku when their ill-fated chopper crashed in the tough terrain. Ever since the news of the helicopter crash surfaced in the media, speculations arose around the world over who would succeed Ebrahim Raisi. Now, the speculations have ended as the new interim President has taken charge.

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