Tinubu joins world leaders in mourning Iranian President’s death in helicopter crash

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has joined world leaders in paying tribute following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. The fatal incident, which occurred in a mountainous region of Iran on Sunday, resulted in the deaths of all nine individuals on board.

In a heartfelt statement released on Monday, presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale conveyed President Tinubu’s deep condolences to the Iranian nation.

“President Bola Tinubu extends his condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials in a helicopter crash,” the statement read.

Expressing his sorrow, President Tinubu emphasized the gravity of the loss. “President Tinubu expresses profound grief over this disturbing tragedy and describes President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran.”

The global community has reacted with an outpouring of sympathy and support for Iran, with leaders from various countries sending their condolences. The sudden demise of President Raisi and Minister Amir-Abdollahian marks a significant loss for Iran, impacting not only its domestic affairs but also its international relations.

The crash, which took place in challenging terrain, has prompted widespread mourning and reflections on the contributions of the deceased leaders. As investigations into the cause of the accident continue, the world stands in solidarity with Iran during this difficult time.

President Tinubu’s message resonates with a broader international sentiment, signifying the shared grief and the importance of unity in the face of such tragedies.

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