Russia offers Iran assistance in investigating Raisi's helicopter crash

the Iranian president's official website

Russia is ready to help Iran investigate the helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and several more high-ranking officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with the speaker of the Russian State Duma.

"If our colleagues need this, we are ready to do our best to offer them expert support and assistance to identify the causes of this catastrophe," Putin said.

The Russian leader described Raisi’s as Russia's reliable partner.

"Indeed, he was a reliable partner, a self-confident man who was always been guided by his country’s national interests. Of course, he was a man of his word and it was a pleasure to work with him," Putin said.

Today, tens of thousands of Iranians flocked to the streets of Tehran  to join the funeral processions of president Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on May 19.

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