Official says Israel not involved in Raisi helicopter crash; Liberman: We won’t shed a tear

Israel was not involved in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash that also killed several members of his entourage, an Israeli official tells Reuters.

“It wasn’t us,” said the official, who requested anonymity.

There is no official Israeli reaction to his death.

However, opposition MK Avigdor Liberman says Israel does not expect Raisi’s death to make any difference to Iran’s policies in the region.

“For us it does not matter, it won’t affect Israel’s attitude [to Iran]. Iran’s policies are set by the Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei],” he tells the Ynet news site.

“However, there was no doubt that the president was a brutal man. We won’t shed a tear.”

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