In a tragic incident, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash near the Azerbaijan border in mountainous terrain. The crash also claimed the lives of seven others, including Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Raisi was a prominent figure known for his staunch anti-Israel stance and his close ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

The sudden and shocking nature of the crash has sparked widespread speculation and accusations, with many pointing fingers at Israel. Former European Parliament member Nick Griffin suggested that Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, might be involved. Griffin argued that there were reasons beyond the usual geopolitical tensions involving Gaza, Hezbollah, Iran, and Israel that could have motivated such an operation. Notably, he mentioned that Israel announced Raisi’s death before it was officially confirmed by Iranian sources.

Social media is abuzz with theories, with many users debating the possibility of an assassination orchestrated by Israel. One user highlighted Raisi’s significant role in Iran’s proxy wars against Israel, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. Another pointed out Raisi’s notorious record of suppressing dissent within Iran, which might have made him a target.

An Israeli official, speaking anonymously, has denied any involvement in the incident. However, recent escalations between Iran and Israel have added fuel to these speculations. Last month, Israel was implicated in the assassination of Iranian General Mohammad Reza Zahedi in Damascus, an event that was followed by substantial drone and missile attacks from Iran. Israel is also believed to have carried out numerous covert operations targeting Iranian officials and scientists in the past.

Despite the swirling rumors, there is no concrete evidence linking Israel to the helicopter crash. Israeli officials have refrained from making any official comments on the matter. Meanwhile, the international community and Iran continue to speculate on the true cause of the crash.

As the nation mourns, the Iranian government has yet to announce a formal investigation into the incident, leaving many questions unanswered about this devastating loss.

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