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Iran declares five days' mourning; Vice President Mohammad Mokhber to be interim president

Iran declares five days' mourning; Vice President Mohammad Mokhber to be interim president

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday declared five days’ morning in Iran following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a chopper crash. He also approved of Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber to take over as interim president.
In a message, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his great sadness over the death of President Raisi in the crash that took place in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province a day earlier, Mehr News agency reported.
In the message, Khamenei described Raisi as a hard-working cleric and a popular president who dedicated his life to serving the people of Iran, the country and Islam.

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