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Iranian president Raisi killed in helicopter crash

May 20, 2024

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister and others died in a helicopter crash in a remote region near the border with Azerbaijan. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed an interim president who must hold elections within 50 days. He's also ordered five days of national mourning. Iran expert Kamran Matin told DW what Raisi’s sudden death means for the regime.