Iranian Embassy holds memorial ceremony on the martyrdom of Iranian President and his companions

Damascus, SANA-Iranian Embassy in Damascus held on Tuesday a memorial ceremony and opened a register of condolences on the martyrdom of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and their companions following the crash of the helicopter they were traveling onboard.

Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh, several ministers and officials extended their condolences at the Iranian chancery in Damascus.

“In my name and on behalf of the members of the People’s Assembly, I extend my deepest condolences and sincere fraternal feelings, and sincere prayers for the Iranian people in that painful event, praying to God to have mercy upon their souls,” Sabbagh said in the condolence.

In a press statement, Sabbagh described relations between Syria and Iran as stong and deep-rooted and the two peoples are linked by great ties.

Buthaina Shaaban, Special Adviser at the Republic Presidency, also extended her condolence, saying that the two deceased were sincere and honest, working throughout their careers to bring truth, peace and justice to the entire world.

“The loss is shared by us and by the world and by everyone who believes in peace and who stands in the face of war and terrorism,” Shaaban said.

The Iranian Ambassador in Damascus, Hussein Akbari, offered his condolences to the Iranian people and all the peoples in the countries of the axis of resistance and all the free people of the world over the painful incident, thanking the Syrian government and all the mourners and appreciating their attendance and sympathy.

“This is an indication of deep and strategic relations linking Syria and Iran,” the Ambassador said.

Iranian News Agency announced on Monday the martyrdom of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and the delegation accompanying them as a result of the helicopter crash that was carrying them in East Azerbaijan Province.

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