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EU sends condolences after Iranian President's death in chopper crash

IANS | May 20, 2024 02:49 PM

BRUSSELS: European Council President Charles Michel expressed condolences on behalf of the European Union after the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter accident.

"The EU expresses its sincere condolences for the death of President Raisi and Foreign Minister Abdollahian, as well as other members of their delegation and crew in a helicopter accident, " Michel said on X.

"Our thoughts go to the families, " he added.

Raisi and Foreign Minister Abdollahian were among nine people who died when their helicopter crashed in Iran's mountainous north-west during bad weather on Sunday, state media reported.

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