US Had No Hand in Raisi’s Crash – Defense Secretary

The defense Secretary of the United States, Lloyd Austin, has denied any United states role in the crash that involved Iran’s President, saying there was no reason to think it was anything other than an accident.

Austin made this known on Monday as the United States offered condolences after the president of arch-enemy, Iran died in a helicopter crash.

According to him, “The United States had no part to play in that crash. That’s a fact, plain and simple.

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He further added that, “It could be a number of things — mechanical failure, pilot error, you name it.

“We continue to monitor the situation but we don’t have any insights into the cause of the accident,” he added.

Recall that Raisi, Amir-Abdollahian and seven others died when their helicopter went down in a foggy, remote area of northwestern Iran on Sunday.

Iran in the past has often blamed the United States and Israel for security issues, and just last month had its most open military clash ever with Israel.

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