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EU says has activated mapping service to aid Iran president helicopter search

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The European Union on Sunday said it had activated its “rapid response mapping service” to help Iran search for a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi that went missing on a fog-shrouded mountainside.

“Upon Iranian request for assistance we are activating the EU’s CopernicusEMS rapid response mapping service in view of the helicopter accident reportedly carrying the President of Iran and its foreign minister” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said on X.


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