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Funeral ceremony for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi begins

Residents of the Iranian city of Tabriz attend the farewell ceremony

The farewell ceremony for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and other senior officials who died in a helicopter accident began in the Persian nation.

As reviewed by the sputnik agency, residents of the Iranian city of Tabriz, northwest of East Azerbaijan province, attend the farewell ceremony.

Iranian authorities indicated that, after the farewell ceremony in Tabriz, the bodies of the deceased will be transferred to the cities of Qom, Tehran, Birjand and then to Mashhad where the funeral will be held on May 23.

The day before, the líder Supreme Court of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared five days of mourning for the death of President Raisi and his companions.

On board the crashed helicopter were, in addition to Raisi and Abdollahian, the governor of East Azerbaijan province, Malik Rahmati; the Imam of the Collective Prayer of Tabriz, Ayatollah Al Hashemi; the head of the president's protection unit; the pilot, the co-pilot and a technical officer.

According to Article 131 of the Iranian Constitution, the new elecciones presidenciales They must be organized within 50 days after the declaration of the death or incapacity of the president of the country and the transfer of his functions to the first vice-president (now this position is held by Mohammad Mohber).


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