Iran’s President Raisi had blood on his hands: U.S. Govt

Iran President, Raisi Committed Atrocious Abuses, Had ‘Lot Of Blood On His Hands

Ebrahim Raisi, the late president of Iran, was described by the US as a “man with a lot of blood on his hands” and as cruel, violent, and oppressive. Washington sent condolences to Raisi’s family following his death in a helicopter crash, but the White House nonetheless painted an unpleasant picture of the man.

“This was a man who had a lot of blood on his hands,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters, saying Raisi was responsible for “atrocious” rights abuses in Iran and had supported regional proxies including Hamas.

Kirby said, however, that “as in any other case, we certainly regret in general the loss of life and offered official condolences as appropriate.”

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Meanwhile, Iran announced Monday it will hold presidential elections on June 28, state media reported, following the death of Raisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash.

“The election calendar was approved at the meeting of the heads of the judiciary, government, and parliament,” state television said. “According to the initial agreement of the Guardian Council, it was decided that the 14th presidential election will be held on June 28.

Iranians began mourning Raisi whose helicopter crashed into a fog-shrouded mountain, setting off a period of political uncertainty in the Islamic republic.

Raisi, 63, his foreign minister and seven others died when the aircraft went down on Sunday in a remote area of northwestern Iran, where the wreckage was only found on Monday morning

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