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US: Iran sought help over chopper crash killing Ebrahim Raisi

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, says that the Iranian government had requested assistance from Washington following the crash of the aircraft carrying Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, but due to logistical reasons, this assistance was not provided.

The spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State made these statements on Monday during a press briefing, adding that although U.S. sanctions against Iran continue, they respond to urgent requests for help “like any other government.”

He further added that the U.S. has sanctioned Iran’s aviation industry if most of their attacks are conducted from the air.

However, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State offered condolences for the loss of Ibrahim Raisi and his companions as a result of the helicopter crash.

American officials have had differing reactions to Raisi’s death. Mike Pence, the former Vice President of the United States, stated that with Raisi’s death, the world is a safer place.

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed in a remote northern region on Sunday.

The aircraft, with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian among its passengers, crashed in the Dizmar Forest area between the villages of Ozi and Pir Davoud. All the passengers, including Raisi and the Foreign Minister of Iran, died.

In his statement, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, declared five days of national mourning and extended condolences to the people of Iran.

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