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Iran President Helicopter Crash Highlights: Khamenei appoints Mokhber as interim president, India announces 1 day state mourning on May 21

Condolences poured in from across the world after Iranian President Raisi was found dead along with his foreign minister, among others. The crash occurred in Dizmar near the town of Varzaghan. The country's Supreme Leader Khamenei has approved Mohammad Mokhber as interim president. Chief nuclear negotiator of Iran Ali Bagheri Kani has been appointed as the new acting Foreign Minister. Elections for a new president will be held after 50 days. India will be observing a one-day state mourning on May 21, Tuesday. That was all for today! Good night, dear readers! Stay tuned to know more about the aftermath of Ebrahim Raisi's death only on DH!
Last Updated : 20 May 2024, 17:20 IST
Last Updated : 20 May 2024, 17:20 IST

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Last rites of Raisi and others killed in chopper crash to begin on Tuesday, May 21, state media reports

The funeral ceremonies of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage are set to be carried out on May 21, Tuesday, in the city of Tabriz, as per Iran's state media. Their bodies will then be taken to Tehran, the capital of the country.

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One-day state mourning to be observed in India on May 21, government announces

The Union Home Ministry has declared a one-day state mourning across India on Tuesday as a mark of respect for the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash.

The national flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where it is regularly flown across India and there will be no official entertainment during the period of state mourning.

"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitaries, the government of India has decided that there will be one day's state mourning on May 21 (Tuesday) throughout India", an official spokesperson of the Home Ministry said.

-PTI

Published 20 May 2024, 02:35 IST

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