Publish date20 May 2024 - 18:44
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World Leaders' Reactions to Martyrdom of Iran's President

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif expressed his condolences to the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter accident.
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The Prime Minister said while expressing his views about President Ebrahim Raisi: "he was a brilliant scholar and visionary leader. His services to his nation as well as to the strengthening of Pakistan-Iran relations and regional cooperation will always be remembered."

The Prime Minister of Pakistan further said that President Raisi's visit to Pakistan last month strengthened our bilateral relations, may Allah grant the deceased a high place in heaven.
Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Raza Amiri Moghadam thanked Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the Pakistani nation for standing with Iran in this difficult time.
On this occasion, the Iranian Ambassador said that late President Dr. Raisi also considered Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the best person and a friend of Iran. He respects the sentiments and words of Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for late President Raisi. The Iranian Ambassador further said that "the late President Ebrahim Raisi's vision of strengthening and promoting Pakistan-Iran relations will be continued."
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also wrote words of condolence in the visitor's book of the embassy in honor of the Iranian president.
Belarus officials condolence Iran for the loss
Following the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raisi and Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the people and officials of Belarus attended the Iranian embassy in Minsk on Monday, paid their respects and laid a wreath, and expressed their condolences to the Iranian government and nation.
Government officials, political, religious, and cultural figures as well as Iranians living in Headline: Belarus were present at the ceremony.
Alireza Sanei, Iran's ambassador to Belarus, appreciated the sympathy of the people and authorities of Belarus and considered the martyrdom of these two as a great loss for Iran and the region and said that Iran always appreciates the love and sympathy of the people and government of Belarus.

The ambassador of Iran in Belarus stated that the presence of the people and officials of Belarus shows the deep and long-standing friendly relations between the two nations of Iran and Belarus, as well as the respect of the people of this country for the Islamic Republic.
Due to the martyrdom of the President of Iran and his companions in the helicopter crash, the flag of the Islamic Republic at the embassy was half-mast.
Nigerian President extends condolences to Iran over the martyrdom of President Raisi, FM
President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has joined world leaders in extending his condolences to the government and the entire people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of Iranian President, Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian foreign minister, Amir Hossein Amir- Abdollahian and other officials who were martyred in a helicopter crash.
In a statement on Monday through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Bola Ahmad Tinubu expressed profound grief over the tragedy that shocked the world.
The Nigerian president described late President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran."
On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President assured the Islamic Republic of Nigeria’s support and prayers in this moment of grief," the statement said.
"While commiserating with the bereaved families, President Tinubu prays for the continuous peace, stability, and prosperity of the Iranian nation."
UN chief extends condolences over martyrdom of Iran President
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday, conveyed condolences to Iran over the pass away of Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, and other senior government officials in a tragic helicopter crash, Anadolu Agency reports.
The Secretary-General is saddened by the death of H.E. Mr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Mr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and their colleagues in a helicopter accident on 19 May,” said his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement.
Guterres also expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said the statement.
The helicopter carrying President Raisi and his accompanying delegation including the Iranian Foreign Minister and other officials crashed on Sunday in the Dizmar forest in East Azerbaijan Province. 8 people were killed in the incident. Wreckage from a crashed helicopter was discovered early morning on Monday due to the severe weather conditions.
On Monday, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Syyyed Ali Khamenei announced five days of mourning for President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions who died in a helicopter crash on a border with The Republic of Azerbaijan.
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