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Five days of mourning decreed for the death of Ebrahim Raisi

Demonstrations of solidarity come to Iran from all over the world.

El líder Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, announced a five-day public mourning following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.

In a message of condolences, the politician noted: “In this tragic incident, the Iranian nation lost a sincere and valuable servant.”

According to article 131 of the Iranian Constitution, in the event of the death of the president, "the first vice president of the republic will take over his command and responsibilities." Therefore, according to Khamenei, Mohammad Mokhber “is in charge of the Executive Branch and is obliged to arrange with the heads of the Legislative and Judicial branches the election of a new president within a maximum period of 50 days.”

The president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, died this Sunday after the helicopter in which he was traveling crashed near the border with Azerbaijan. The plane carrying the Iranian president had to make a forced landing due to dense fog.

Global solidarity

LíderPeople from all over the world have shown their solidarity with the Iranian people, expressing their condolences for the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, who died, along with several senior officials and members of his team, in a plane crash that occurred this Sunday.

After confirming the news of his death, the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and the first lady, Cilia Flores, expressed their “deep regret” to the líder Supreme Court of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as “the most heartfelt words of consolation, peace and encouragement for such irreparable losses.”

"Venezuela conveys to the entire Iranian nation, to family and friends of the deceased, its deep regret and hopes that the invaluable legacy of President Raisi, who demonstrated his loyalty and friendship with the people and the Venezuelan Government, continues in every act of well-being for his nation, justice, peace and the well-being of humanity,” reads the statement released by the Foreign Minister of the South American country, Yván Gil.

“We are deeply saddened” by the death of Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and “their companions” in a helicopter accident, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a statement. “As a show of solidarity with our Iranian friends, the Embassy flag will fly at half-mast,” announced the Russian Embassy in Tehran.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, announced that his nation will observe a day of mourning for the death of the Iranian president. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has described the death of Raisi, and other senior officials , of “irreparable loss not only for Iranian society.”

“True friends of Belarus died. Sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims, strength and courage to all the people of Iran,” reads the Foreign Ministry statement.

“President Ebrahim Raisi will go down in history as a líder wise man who dedicated his entire life to selfless and selfless service to the Iranian people,” said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. On behalf of the Belarusian people, the president expressed his “most sincere condolences and words of support to the families and friends of the victims, and to all the Iranian people,” reads the statement from Lukashenko's press service.

In turn, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has published a message of condolence on his X account in which he says he is “deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic death” of the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “His contribution to strengthening the bilateral relationship between India and Iran will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to his family and the people of Iran. “India stands with Iran in this moment of pain,” he said.

The Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, has also published on his X account a message of support to the Iranian people for "the tragic death" of President Raisi and "his delegation." “My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family and the people of Iran during this difficult time,” he said.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, published this Monday on his as well as other members of his delegation and the crew in a helicopter accident.”

The president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed, and the Syrian president, Bashar al Assad, also mourned the death of the líder Iranian and several members of his delegation and offered their condolences to the Government and the nation of Iran.

The President of China, Xi Jinping, sent a message of condolence to the First Vice President of Iran, Mohammad Mokhber, in which he expressed his deepest condolences on behalf of the Government and the Chinese people over the tragic death of President Raisi in the helicopter crash , local media reported this Monday, citing the Foreign Ministry of the Asian giant.

“His unfortunate death is a great loss for the Iranian people and also deprives the Chinese people of a good friend,” Xi said in his message, in which he recalled Raisi's active efforts to consolidate and develop the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Iran. Iran.


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