Hakim extends condolences to Iran over Pres. Raeisi martydom

“We received the news of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a prominent Islamic political figure, as well as a number of his companions due to the crash of the helicopter carrying them in the northwest of Iran,” Ammar Hakim wrote in his message.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and we sympathize with the nation and government of Iran, and we offer our condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased,” Hakim added.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have martyred in a helicopter crash in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan.

The helicopter carrying President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest, nestled between the cities of Varzaqan and Jolfa in East Azarbaijan Province.

It was transporting Raeisi, Amir-Abdollahian, East Azarbaijan Governor Malek Rahmati, Friday Prayers leader of the city of Tabriz Seyyed Mohammad Ali Al-e Hashem , and a member of the president’s bodyguard team Mahdi Mousavi. The helicopter’s pilot, co-pilot and crew were also among others on board the chopper.

President Raeisi and his accompanying delegation were returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Aras River with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

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