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Israel Denies Involvement in Iranian President's Deadly Copter Crash - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik/Prime) - Earlier in the day, Iranian Vice President Mohsen Mansouri confirmed media reports that Raisi and his delegation, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, died in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran.
Israel is not involved in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Reuters reported on Monday, citing an Israeli official.
"It wasn't us," the official was quoted as saying.
This spring, tensions between Iran and Israel in the Middle East escalated following a strike by Tel Aviv on the Iranian Embassy in Syria, destroying the diplomatic facility and killing seven members of the elite Revolutionary Guards. In turn, Iran unleashed retaliatory strikes on Israel, highlighting its ability to penetrate its air defenses.
Russia expressed concern that the Iran-Israel feud may escalate to a major war and urged both sides to exercise restraint.
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