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Iranian President, Foreign Minister Honored At Tehran Funeral Prayer

22.05.2024 11:42

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads funeral prayer in Tehran for victims of Sunday's helicopter crash.

A funeral prayer was held Wednesday in Tehran for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials who died on Sunday in a helicopter crash.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led a funeral prayer at Tehran University, attracting thousands of attendees who eagerly awaited entry into the limited prayer area.

Following the prayer, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Revolution Square (Enghelab Square) and surrounding roads to attend the funeral ceremony in Azadi Square.

Officials directed the public from Azadi Street to Azadi Square for the ceremony due to the growing crowd.

After the ceremony, Raisi's body will be taken to the city of Mashhad, while Amir-Abdollahian's body will be buried in Tehran.

The burial procedures will take place after the ceremonies, scheduled for Thursday.

On May 19, a helicopter carrying Iran's president and foreign minister crashed in the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan.

The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Pir Hossein Kolivand, announced on Monday that all the passengers and crew of the helicopter had died in the crash.

Writing by Gizem Nisa Cebi -

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