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Several nations offer support, prayers to Iran in wake of president’s helicopter crash

Several leaders from Asia and Europe offered their support and prayers to Iran as it continues its rescue efforts to rescue the helicopter that crashed carrying Iranian President Embrahim Raisi on Sunday.

State media said Raisi was traveling through Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on his way back from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on the Iran-Azerbaijan border when his helicopter crashed in the mountains of northwestern Iran on Sunday. It seems that.

The condition of Raisi and the other passengers, including Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian, the governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, other officials and bodyguards, remains unknown.

Officials told state news agencies that dozens of rescue workers were called to the area where the accident appeared to have occurred, although weather conditions made the work more difficult.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency announced on Sunday that it would send 32 mountaineer search and rescue personnel and six vehicles to Iran to support the operation. Other employees are also available if needed. The agency told X.

The foreign ministries of Armenia and Saudi Arabia are separate Said they were ready to provide support.

EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcik said: said in X The body is being tracked using satellite mapping services in the area where the crash was reported.

A spokesperson for the Iraqi Prime Minister confirmed that the Iraqi Ministry of Interior had directed the resources of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society to be made available to assist in the search. CNN reported.

“We have called the Iranian Ambassador in Tehran, Mohammad Kazem Al-Sadiq, to ​​learn about the developments in the case. We confirmed our efforts,” said Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid. I wrote it to X.

President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Nerchirvan Barzani Said He wrote that he was “monitoring” news about the accident and “prays to the Almighty for their safety and well-being.”

According to CNN, Pakistan’s leaders also expressed support, despite strained relations between the country and Iran following a series of airstrikes earlier this year.

“I sincerely pray for President Raisi’s peace and safety and that he may continue to serve the Iranian nation,” said President Asif Ali Zardari. I wrote to X.

“We are waiting with great anxiety for the good news that all is well. We send you our prayers and best wishes. President Raisi and the entire Iranian people,” Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Added to X.

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