Iraqi government offers Iran assistance in finding Raisi helicopter

The head of the Iranian Red Crescent operations department told Iranian media that more than 46 rescue teams are currently searching for the president's helicopter and his accompanying delegation.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani speaking at the press conference, May 19, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani speaking at the press conference, May 19, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Mohammad Shia al-Sudani, Iraq's Prime Minister, on Sunday directed the Interior Ministry and the Iraqi Red Crescent to assist in searching for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter.

“The search for the Iranian president's helicopter, which went missing in northern Iran, has prompted Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with assistance from the Ministry of Interior, the Iraqi Red Crescent, and other relevant authorities and capabilities,” Iraqi government spokesperson Basim al-Awadi said.

The head of the Iranian Red Crescent operations department told Iranian media that more than 46 rescue teams are currently searching for the president's helicopter and his accompanying delegation.

He added that their teams had reached the scene but unfortunately due to poor weather conditions, the searches had not yielded any results.

"Unfortunately, nothing could be found by airplanes or drones due to heavy fog," he added.