The Iranian people should not worry, there will be no disruption in the country’s work,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a 19 May speech as Iranians awaited news of the fate of President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The two men, hardliner politicians close to Mr Khamenei, were found dead the next day. The search for their crashed helicopter had been impeded by the unforgiving terrain and heavy fog shrouding Iran’s northwestern mountainsides. (CONTINUED - 1130 WORDS)