Iran Helicopter Crash: President Ebrahim Raisi Had ‘Blood on His Hands’ after Death, US Blows Hot
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Iran Helicopter Crash: President Ebrahim Raisi Had ‘Blood on His Hands’ after Death, US Blows Hot

  • The United States government has reacted to the death of Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter crash
  • White House national security spokesperson, John Kirby, said President Raisi had “blood on his hands” after his death
  • Kirby accused President Raisi of supporting extremist groups across the Middle East region while he was alive

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

United States, Washington - The United States government said the late Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, had “blood on his hands” for supporting extremist groups across the Middle East.

White House national security spokesperson, John Kirby, stated this after Raisi was confirmed dead alongside his entourage in a helicopter crash on Monday, May 20.

US says President Raisi had ‘blood on his hands’ after death
US accused Raisi of supporting extremist groups across the Middle East. Photo credit: Sakineh Salimi/Borna News/Aksonline ATPImages/Getty Images
Source: UGC

Legit.ng recalls that a helicopter carrying Raisi suffered a “hard landing” near Jolfa in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on Sunday, May 19.

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Kirby said the US government would continue to hold Iran accountable for “destabilising” activity in the region, UK Independent reports.

“No question this was a man who had a lot of blood on his hands,” he said.

However, the US state department spokesperson, Mathew Miller, offered “official condolences” for the death of Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi,

While being questioned by newsmen over the statement, Miller said the US had made similar statements after the deaths of other leaders with bloody records, such as Josef Stalin.

He also insisted that the statement “in no way — in no way at all undermines” the state department’s criticism of the Iranian government on issues of human rights and US opposition to Iranian support for various militant groups across the Middle East.

Legit.ng recalls reporting that Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced a successor to Raisi, saying there would be no disruptions to how the country is run.

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

Reno Omokri speaks on Iran president's death

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Reno Omokri, the outspoken ex-special assistant on social media to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, predicted that 'tempers will fly' in the Gulf and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region following the death of Iranian president.

Omokri shared his thoughts about the unfortunate development of 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.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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