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Ebrahim Raisi Death: Global Leaders Mourn the Loss of Iranian President

Ebrahim Raisi Death

Iranian President dies in plane crash; Xi Jinping sends condolence message

The tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash has sparked an international wave of condolences and tributes from world leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and others. The outpouring of support highlights Raisi’s contributions to Iran’s security and regional stability, with promises of continued cooperation and solidarity during this difficult time. The loss of President Raisi and other officials in the accident has brought nations and organizations together in mourning, emphasizing the impact of his leadership on the global stage.

Key Concepts

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed condolences for the death of Iranian President Raisi in a helicopter crash.
  • Russia’s President Putin and the European Union also offered their condolences for the tragic loss of President Raisi.
  • Turkish President Erdogan praised Raisi’s efforts for regional peace and stability.
  • Syrian President Assad expressed solidarity with Iran, while Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati declared three days of national mourning.
  • Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Afghan Taliban also expressed condolences for President Raisi’s death.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister, and others were killed in a helicopter crash. The hardline president’s death is expected to be a blow to the country’s conservative camp, with leaders from many countries and international organizations expressing condolences for Leahy’s death.

After Leahy’s death, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber as acting president on Monday (May 20) and declared five days of national mourning. sky.

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Iranian officials did not immediately say the cause of the crash. According to Iranian official media reports, Leahy was accompanied by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, the governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province, and other officials and bodyguards.

China

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference on Monday (May 20) that Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of condolences to Iran’s First Vice President Mukhbel, representing the Chinese government and people regarding Leahy’s death in the helicopter accident. Expressing deep condolences for the death of Lehi and expressing “sincere condolences” to Lehi’s relatives, the Iranian government, and the people.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since taking office, President Raisi has made important contributions to maintaining Iran’s security and stability and promoting national development and prosperity. He has also made active efforts to consolidate and deepen the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership. “His unfortunate death is a huge loss to the Iranian people, and the Chinese people have also lost a good friend.”

Wang Wenbin also stated that China is willing to continue to provide all necessary support and assistance to Iran. China will continue to support the Iranian government and people in maintaining independence, stability, and development and is willing to work together to further deepen the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership.

European Union

European Council President Charles Michel said in a statement that the EU expressed its sincere condolences over the helicopter accident and “our thoughts go out to the family.”

Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his “deep condolences” to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling the deaths of the Iranian president and other officials a “huge tragedy” and an “irreparable loss.”

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Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin that Leahy was “an outstanding statesman who dedicated his life to serving his fatherland.” He met Lacey on several occasions and “will always have the fondest memories of this wonderful man.”

Türkiye

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement posted on the social media platform, Efforts for the Iranian people and regional peace.”

Turkish authorities sent a drone late Sunday to assist in the search and released a video earlier Monday showing what appeared to be a fire in the wilderness, which they speculated was the wreckage of a helicopter.

Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad expressed solidarity with close ally Tehran following Raisi’s death.

The Syrian presidential palace said in a statement that Assad reaffirmed Syria’s solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding: “We worked together with the late president to ensure that strategic relations between Syria and Iran always thrive.”

Lebanon

Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati declared three days of national mourning, and flags flew at half-mast. Lebanon’s Hezbollah, also backed by Tehran, also expressed condolences for the crash and praised Leahy as “a staunch supporter and staunch defender of our cause and a protector of the resistance movement.”

Hamas

The Islamist militant group Hamas expressed condolences over Raisi’s death, calling it a “respected supporter” in a statement.

Hamas said it thanked Leahy “for his support of the Palestinian resistance and his tireless efforts to stand with the Palestinians since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza on October 7.”

Azerbaijan

The crash occurred while Leahy and others were returning to Iran from neighboring Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said he and his government were “deeply shocked by the heavy losses suffered by the brotherly and friendly Islamic Republic of Iran and its people.”

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“The Iranian people have lost an outstanding politician who served the country selflessly and loyally throughout his life. His beautiful figure will always live in our hearts.” Aliyev said.

Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi expressed condolences over the death of President Leahy and other officials. Sisi said in a statement that Egypt’s thoughts were with “Iran’s leaders and people who have suffered this huge loss.”

Afghan Taliban

Taliban Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund said in a statement: “We share the grief of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its people and express our condolences to the families of all the victims, the country, and the government of Iran.”

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