Ebrahim Raisi: “Tensions Will Rise”, Reno Omokri Speaks On Iran President's Death

Ebrahim Raisi: “Tensions Will Rise”, Reno Omokri Speaks On Iran President's Death

  • There are political uncertainties in major oil producing countries after Iran's president, Ebrahim Raisi, died in a helicopter crash
  • Legit.ng reports that Raisi, long seen as a potential successor to supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, in the crash on Sunday, May 19
  • Commenting on this, Nigerian social commentator, Reno Omokri, asked people to brace up for an increment in oil price

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering global news.

Tehran, Iran - Reno Omokri, the outspoken ex-special assistant on social media to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, has predicted that 'tempers will fly' in the Gulf and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Omokri's comment comes amid a helicopter crash in Iran which killed the country's president, Ebrahim Raisi, on Sunday, May 19.

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Iran: Reno Omokri predicts that tensions will rise in middle east
Reno Omokri says the price of oil is likely to increase after Iran president’s death. Photo credits: @WilliamsRuto, @renoomokri
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Oil prices to rise after Raisi's death - Omokri

Iran's foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and other officials also died in the air mishap.

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Omokri shared his thoughts about the unfortunate development from the oil-producing nation and asserted that 'tensions will rise".

The prominent sociopolitical analyst also projected that there would be a hike in the price of oil.

He wrote on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle:

"I hate to be this cold and analytical, but money is money and must be made. Therefore, if the news about the helicopter crash in Iran turns out to be accurate, and if the Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, was in that aircraft, then whatever the ultimate result of that crash, tempers are going to fly in the Gulf and MENA region.
"Suspicions will arise, and tensions will rise. In which case, the price of oil is likely to increase. You did not cause it."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the tragic death of Raisi, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said there will be no disruptions to how the country is run.

Khamenei's assurance comes hours after Raisi's death via a helicopter crash was confirmed on Monday, May 20.

Khamenei assigned vice president (VP) Mohammad Mokhber to assume interim duties after President Raisi’s death.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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