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World leaders offer condolences after martyrdom of President Raeisis

World leaders have offered condolences to the Iranian government and nation over the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raeisi in a helicopter crash in the northwest of the country.

Raeisi died alongside his accompanying delegation, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, after their helicopter crashed in the Dizmar forest in East Azerbaijan province on Sunday.

After hours of searching hampered by poor weather conditions, rescuers found the charred wreckage of the helicopter and its passengers were confirmed dead.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic death” of the Iranian president.

“My sincere condolences to his family and the Iranian people,” he added. “India stands with Iran in this time of sadness,” he said on social media on Monday.

Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar also said on X that he was “deeply shocked to learn of the deaths” of President Raeisi and his own counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

“Our condolences to their families,” he said. “We stand with the Iranian people at the time of this tragedy.”

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared a day of mourning “as a mark of respect for President Raeisi and his companions and in solidarity with brotherly Iran.”

“Pakistan had the pleasure of welcoming President Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian for a historic visit less than a month ago. They were good friends of Pakistan,” he wrote on X.

“Together with the government and people of Pakistan, I express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Iranian nation for this terrible loss. May the martyred souls rest in heavenly peace. The great Iranian nation will overcome this tragedy with usual courage. »

Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was shocked by the tragic disappearance of President Raeisi.

He described the Iranian chief executive as “an exemplary person, an exceptional world leader,” as well as a “protector of the sovereignty of his people and an unconditional friend” of Venezuela.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani also extended his deepest condolences and sympathy to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, as well as the government and people of Iran, over this incident and wished the divine mercy to the martyrs.

“It is with great sorrow and sadness that we learned the news of the tragic helicopter crash in northern Iran, which claimed the life of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raeisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and their companions,” he said. in a report.

The Palestinian resistance group Hamas expressed “feelings of sadness and pain shared with the brotherly Iranian people and…full solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran in this tragic incident.”

The martyrs, he said, “adopted honorable positions in favor of the Palestinian cause” and the “legitimate struggle of the nation against the Zionist entity.”

“They made diligent efforts in solidarity (with)… the loyal Gaza Strip” and attempted to “end the Zionist aggression against our Palestinian people,” he notes.

Hezbollah also described the Iranian president as a “big brother” of the Lebanese resistance movement and a strong supporter of its cause, saying he had defended the resistance groups and their fighters.

Likewise, he adds, Amir-Abdollahian was a lover of resistance movements and dedicated to supporting them.

(This article is currently being updated..)