Fleitz to Newsmax: Raisi’s Death Another Blow to Iranian Regime

The helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner who was seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is another blow to the oppressive regime in Tehran that could eventually lead to its weakening, former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz told Newsmax on Monday.

Fleitz, who served on the National Security Council during the Trump administration, told “Newsline” that “I don’t think this is going to bring down the Iranian regime, but there will be demonstrations and another chink in the armor of this oppressive, theocratic, regime and I hope it brings us close to the day when it is overthrown.”

Fleitz noted that “many of the Iranian people hated Raisi [and that] yesterday Supreme Leader Khamenei called for prayers. Instead there were celebrations, not large celebrations, but there were also fireworks in Tehran to celebrate his death.”

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