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US unable to assist in probing Iranian President Raisi’s chopper crash due to ‘logistical reasons’: State Department

WASHINGTON, MAY 21: The Iranian Government has requested the US to assist in probing the deadly helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi, his Foreign Minister and 6 others but Washington won't assist Tehran largely due to "logistical reasons", according to a senior American diplomat. Raisi, 63, a possible successor for Iran's supreme leader, the 85-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, his Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and 6 others were found dead on Monday hours after their helicopter crashed in fog, leaving the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions...