Iran’s late President Ebrahim Raisi is set to be buried in the holy city of Mashhad, four days after he was killed in a helicopter crash along with foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and six other people.


Raisi’s coffin was flown to Mashhad in northeast Iran after a funeral procession was held for him this morning in the eastern city of Birjand, where thousands paid their respects as his remains were driven through the streets in a motorcade.


In the political space, Iranian journalist, Ghoncheh Habibiazad, has been monitoring the situation and claims the body language of officials is unpredictable at the moment with no particular person coming out to declare their interest to run for presidency.


Raisi, was widely seen as a candidate to succeed 85-year-old Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who wields ultimate power in Iran. Mohammad Mokhber, who had been first vice president, is serving as interim president until a June election.

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