Some Western Leaders Offer Iran Condolences Over ‘Butcher of Tehran’

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi | Image by Sakineh Salimi/Borna News/Aksonline ATPImages/Getty Images
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi | Image by Sakineh Salimi/Borna News/Aksonline ATPImages/Getty Images

According to a report by Breitbart, some western leaders are purportedly offering their condolences to Iran following reports that the country’s president died in a helicopter crash over the weekend:

“Several political leaders of Iran were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, apparently as their aircraft got into difficulty in bad weather as it returned to the country from neighbouring Azerbaijan. Among those onboard the downed helicopter was Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and the governor of one of Iran’s northern provinces Malek Rahmati, as well as other members of their entourage and crew, Anadolu Agency states.

Breitbart News reported on Ebrahim Raisi in 2023 when he was welcomed to the United States by the Biden White House to attend the United Nations in New York, despite the then-Iranian President being subject to U.S. sanctions for ‘complicity in serious human rights violations.’ Raisi had long before earned the nickname the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ and put on the sanctions list for having ‘participated in a so-called ‘death commission’ that ordered the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988.’

“The U.S. sanctions order also noted Raisi had been ‘involved in the regime’s brutal crackdown on Iran’s Green Movement protests that followed the chaotic and disorderly 2009 election.’ As reported, Raisi had: ‘an extensive record of ordering mass executions of opponents of the Islamic regime and is accused of involvement in a range of egregious human rights abuses, including the execution of thousands of political prisoners, including pregnant women and teenage girls.’”

To read the entire article by Breitbart, please click HERE.

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