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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi is dead following a helicopter crash, Iranian state media said Monday morning.

The Iranian minister of foreign affairs and the others onboard were also killed in the crash. Raisi’s administration began an emergency meeting on Monday following the news of his death.

The helicopter carrying the officials crashed Sunday as it traveled through rainy and foggy conditions in the rural mountainous area near Kalibar and Warzghan in northern Iran, near the borders with Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The Red Crescent confirmed earlier Monday it had located the missing helicopter carrying Raisi, which had initially been said to have made a “hard landing.” The head of Iran’s Red Crescent, Hossein Kolivand, had told state media there was “no sign of life.”

“The president’s helicopter has been found,” the head of Iran’s Red Crescent said to state …

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