Islamic and Arab countries offer their condolences to Iran for President Raisi tragic death

Ahram Online , Monday 20 May 2024

Islamic and Arab countries Monday extended their condolences to the Iranian people for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian who died in a tragic helicopter crash Sunday.

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R), Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L)


Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev extended condolences to Iran’s supreme leader, saying he and his government were “deeply shocked by the heavy loss that befell the brotherly and friendly Islamic Republic of Iran and its people.”

In a statement on Monday, Aliyev said: "In Raisi, the people of Iran have lost an outstanding statesman who served his country selflessly and faithfully all his life. His bright memory will always live in our hearts.” 

Turkey said it was "deeply saddened" by the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said: "Turkey shares the pain of the friendly and brotherly Iranian people." 

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials in a helicopter crash, noting their shared commitment to strengthening ties.

"I am deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several other officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Ibrahim said in a statement on social media.

"We committed ourselves to bolstering Malaysia-Iran relations, working together for the betterment of our peoples and the Muslim world. Our pledge will be fulfilled."

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, whose government coalition enjoys close relations with Tehran, expressed “great sadness and great sorrow” for the deaths of Iranian President Raisi and others in a helicopter crash.

Al-Sudani extended “sincere condolences” to Iran’s supreme leader and government and “solidarity with the brotherly Iranian people."

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