The funeral procession for Raisi and his companions begins in the Iranian city of Tabriz

The funeral of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian and their accompanying delegation in a helicopter crash began in the city of Tabriz, the center of northwestern Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, where the crash occurred.

Raisi’s body will be flown to the holy city of Qom in central Iran later on Tuesday, where Iran’s Supreme Leader, Mr. A farewell ceremony will be held in the capital on Wednesday, ahead of a solemn event for Ali Khamenei, before traveling to Tehran where he is scheduled to pray over the bodies on Tuesday night.

Raisi’s body will later be taken to South Khorasan province in the east of the country, and he will be buried Thursday evening in his hometown of Mashhad, where the shrine of Imam Ali Reza is located.

Everyone on board the helicopter was killed on Sunday afternoon, especially my president and foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdullahiyan, while en route to Tabriz, after the Iranian delegation participated in the inauguration of a dam on the border. Along with Azerbaijan, the President of Iran and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev attended.

My President and Ameer Abdullahian in the delegation, Imam Mr. Friday in Tabriz city. Among them were Ali al-Hashim and East Azerbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati.

On Monday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, ordered an investigation into the cause of the helicopter crash. Bagheri ordered “a high-level committee to investigate the cause of the Iranian president’s helicopter crash,” ISNA reported.

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Khamenei declared five days of mourning in Iran, while thousands gathered in major cities like Raisi’s birthplace Tehran and Mashhad (northeast) to pray and pray for the late Iranian president and his companions.

According to the constitution, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Moghar is responsible for coordinating with the heads of the legislative and judicial branches to hold new presidential elections within 50 days after the death.

Iranian state television reported on Monday that the election will be held on June 28.

Ali Bagheri Ghani, the chief negotiator on the nuclear file and deputy foreign minister for political affairs, succeeded Hussein Amir Abdullahi as acting minister.

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