The UAE President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, extended his deepest condolences to the Iranian government and people following the tragic passing of President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi.

What happened to the President of Iran?

Raisi, along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others on board, perished in a helicopter crash on Monday, May 20th, 2024.

The accident occurred in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, with reports suggesting the helicopter came down in a mountainous and forested area experiencing poor weather conditions.

Condolences from the President of the UAE

Sheikh Mohamed’s statement highlighted solidarity with Iran during this difficult time. He expressed his condolences not only to the Iranian government but also directly to the families of those who lost their lives. “We pray that God grants them eternal rest and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to their families,” the statement read.

About the President of Iran

Beyond his role as president, Raisi held a long and influential career within Iranian politics. He served as a member of the Assembly of Experts, a crucial body responsible for selecting the country’s supreme leader. Prior to his presidency, he also held the position of Attorney General and oversaw the Astan Quds Razavi, a powerful charitable trust with vast financial resources.

What next?

The international community is now awaiting further details on the cause of the crash, while Iran prepares for the transition of power in accordance with their established procedures.

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