Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani sends condolences to Iran

He extended his condolences to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian leadership, government, and people, as well as to the families of the deceased.
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani. (Photo: KRG)
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has expressed his condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following the tragic deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian, and several companions in a helicopter crash.

In a statement, Kurdistan Region President Barzani conveyed deep sorrow over the incident: "The sad news of the deaths of the late President Ebrahim Raisi, the late Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian, and a number of their companions in the crash of their helicopter made us deeply saddened."

He extended his condolences to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian leadership, government, and people, as well as to the families of the deceased.

"In this difficult time, we express our deepest condolences to the Leader of the Islamic Republic, His Excellency Sayyed Ali Khamenei, his leadership, government, friendly people of our neighboring country, and the families of the deceased. We ask God to bless the souls of the deceased with His mercy and give peace and comfort to everyone," the statement read.

Kurdistan Region President Barzani acknowledged the significant loss represented by Raisi's death but expressed confidence in Iran's resilience: "The death of the late President Raisi is a great loss for the Islamic Republic, the Muslim people of Iran, and its friends, but we are sure that the brave people of Iran and the Islamic Republic will overcome this loss. May Allah help and protect everyone and bless the memory of the deceased."

Iranian media on Monday reported the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his delegation after their helicopter crashed in a rugged mountainous area in northwest Iran. The helicopter, which went missing on Sunday, was found with "no sign" of life in the wreckage.

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Mehr News Agency announced, "Mr. Ebrahim Raisi was martyred" along with Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian.

Official media broadcast a picture of Raisi accompanied by verses from the Holy Quran, though an official announcement is still pending. Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other officials expressed condolences on social media.