Iran’s supreme leader prays for president’s safety, vows ‘no disruption to state affairs’

File - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of school teachers in Tehran, May 1, 2024. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
File - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of school teachers in Tehran, May 1, 2024. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows that there will be “no disruption to state affairs,” Iranian state media reports, amid fears for the lives of the country’s president and foreign minister after their helicopter crashed a few hours ago.

The state-run IRNA news agency reports that Khamenei is praying for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s safety.

Search and rescue efforts are underway after one in three helicopters in an official Iranian convoy crashed in mountainous terrain during bad weather.

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