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Iranian President Raisi died a martyr's death on 19 May as a result of a helicopter crash due to a technical malfunction, IRNA writes.

Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, instructed a high-ranking delegation to investigate the causes of the helicopter crash.

Raisi and his accompanying delegation were returning from the opening ceremony of the dam on the Araks River, organized by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, when the helicopter crashed, causing the death of the president, Iran's foreign minister, and other occupants.

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