The Iranian government has stated that the death of President Ebrahim Raisi will not affect the work of the Cabinet of Ministers, Report informs via the IRNA agency.

Vice President Mohammad Mokhber led the emergency meeting of the Iranian cabinet Monday morning.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest in East Azerbaijan Province.

Search and rescue teams scoured the mountainous terrain in heavy fog overnight and found the wreckage early on Monday.