UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed sends condolence on Iran President's death
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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed sends condolence on Iran President’s death

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed sends condolence on Iran President’s death

The UAE’s leaders have sent their messages of condolence along with other world leaders on the death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi

Marisha Singh

The UAE’s President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has extended his condolences on the death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi. Raisi was confirmed to have died in a helicopter crash on Monday.

Sheikh Mohamed, in his statement on social media platform X, said he “extends his deepest condolences to the Iranian government and people.”

“We pray that God grants them eternal rest and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to their families. The UAE stands in solidarity with Iran at this difficult time,” he wrote.

Additionally, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued his condolence statement to the Iranian republic. He said, “Our condolences and sincere sympathies to the brotherly Iranian people and their leadership”.

“Our hearts are with you in this difficult time,” Sheikh Mohammed said on X.

Along with President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, East Azerbaijan Governor Malik Rahmati, and Mohammed Ali Ale-Hashem, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative to East Azerbaijan, were also killed in the helicopter crash, reported Iranian news agencies such as Mehr and Tasnim.

World leaders send condolences to Iran

Among the first leaders to send a message to Iran was India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He wrote, “Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran.”

He praised the late leader in furthering India-Iran relations.

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent his “sincere condolences” to Iran following the death of President Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabollahian.

In a statement posted on X, the Qatari emir wrote that he is asking for God’s “mercy and forgiveness” for all those who were killed in the helicopter crash.

Sheikh Tamim also wished “patience and solace” to the families of those who died.

“We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” he added.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan issued an official statement condoling the Iranian President’s death.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman extended their condolence to Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, reported Saudi Press Agency.

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the people of Iran following Raisi and Amriabdollahian’s deaths.

He said in a post on X: “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.

The president of the European Council Charles Michel extended his condolences as well.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani expressed solidarity with the Iranian people following Raisi’s death. “With profound sadness and deep sorrow, we received the tragic news of the passing of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and their companions, due to the unfortunate plane crash incident in northern Iran,” he said in a statement.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei, and to the nation of Iran, its government and people. We express our solidarity with the brotherly Iranian people and the officials of the Islamic Republic during this painful tragedy.”

Read: Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi dies in helicopter crash

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