Iran’s Supreme Leader approves Mokhber as interim president, declares 5 days mourning

By Thomson Reuters May 20, 2024 | 3:23 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Monday that First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber is in charge of the executive branch and has a maximum period of 50 days to hold elections following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported.

Five days of national mourning have been declared by Khamenei.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom)