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The memorial services in honor of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi are underway. Here from Tehran on Monday. Photo: Vahid Salemi / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 21.05.2024 08:50:20

Accidents and natural disasters: Mourners carried Iranian flags and posters with the late president’s image in the northwestern city of Tabriz, where Raisi and his entourage were heading when the helicopter crashed on Sunday.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has declared five days of national mourning. On Tuesday evening, the ayatollah will lead a memorial ceremony in Tehran, and large processions are planned for Wednesday.

On Thursday, Raisi will be transported to his hometown of Mashhad, where he will be buried on Thursday evening.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also died in the helicopter crash.

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