Israel's hand? 'Revenge'? Iran President's fatal chopper crash prompts conspiracy theories

May 21, 2024

Raisi, 63, was the hard-liner protege of Iran's supreme leader who helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988. The unexpected death of the two powerful Iranian leaders has triggered a high-stakes power struggle in the Middle Eastern country. It has also prompted speculations about the possible involvement of foreign countries or domestic enemies in the crash. The report said that Israeli spy group Mossad has a long history of killing enemies, including in Iran. However, it said that it is unlikely that Israel would go as far as to assassinate the country's president as it would trigger deadly consequences.