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In this photo provided by MojNews on May 19, 2024, rescuers gather before heading towards the site of the "accident" involving a helicopter in the convoy of Iran's President in the Jolfa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan. (Photo by AZIN HAGHIGHI / MojNews/AFP)

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In this photo provided by MojNews on May 19, 2024, rescuers gather before heading towards the site of the “accident” involving a helicopter in the convoy of Iran’s President in the Jolfa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan. (Photo by AZIN HAGHIGHI/MojNews/AFP)
In this photo provided by MojNews on May 19, 2024, rescuers gather before heading towards the site of the “accident” involving a helicopter in the convoy of Iran’s President in the Jolfa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan. (Photo by AZIN HAGHIGHI / MojNews / AFP)
Iranians pray for President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Valiasr Square in central Tehran on May 19, 2024. A helicopter in the convoy Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian was involved in “an accident” in East Azerbaijan province in poor weather conditions on May 19, state television reported. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)
Iranian women check their phones for updates on President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as people gather to pray for them in Valiasr Square in central Tehran on May 19, 2024. A helicopter in the convoy Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian was involved in “an accident” in East Azerbaijan province in poor weather conditions on May 19, state television reported. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)
Iranians pray for President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Valiasr Square in central Tehran on May 19, 2024. A helicopter in the convoy Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian was involved in “an accident” in East Azerbaijan province in poor weather conditions on May 19, state television reported. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)
In this photo provided by Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA on May 19, 2024, shows the helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi taking off at the Iranian border with Azerbaijan after the inauguration of the dam of Qiz Qalasi, in Aras. A helicopter in the convoy of the Iranian president was involved in “an accident” in East Azerbaijan province on May 19, state televsion reported, without specifying if the president was on board. (Photo by Ali Hamed HAGHDOUST / IRNA / AFP)
In this photo provided by Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA on May 19, 2024, shows the helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi taking off at the Iranian border with Azerbaijan after the inauguration of the dam of Qiz Qalasi, in Aras. A helicopter in the convoy of the Iranian president was involved in “an accident” in East Azerbaijan province on May 19, state televsion reported, without specifying if the president was on board. (Photo by Ali Hamed HAGHDOUST / IRNA / AFP)
Traffic is blocked on a highway in Tehran at sunset on May 19, 2024, as state TV reported that a helicopter carrying Iran’s president was involved in “an accident” in poor weather conditions on his way back from the province of East Azerbaijan where he inaugurated a dam project together with his Azeri counterpart earlier in the day. “An accident happened to the helicopter carrying” the Islamic republic’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in the Jofa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan on May 19, state television said, adding that search and rescue teams were headed to the remote mountain area. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)