Acting president appointed in Iran after Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Iran’s supreme leader has appointed Mohammad Mokhber as the country’s acting president after a helicopter crash killed Ebrahim Raisi.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the announcement in a message of condolence he shared over President Raisi’s death in the crash on Sunday.

Mr Mokhber was Iran’s first vice president.

The helicopter wreckage was found on Monday in a mountainous area of north-western Iran.

Khamenei also announced five days of mourning in his message.


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