IP- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a condolence message to Iran over the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, state media KCNA said on Tuesday.

Iran PressAsia: In the message, Kim said the death of Raisi was a "great loss" to Iran and he hoped the bereaved families would recover as soon as possible.

He was "an outstanding statesman and a close friend" who made a "great contribution to the cause of the Iranian people for safeguarding the sovereignty, development and interests of their country and the gains of the Islamic revolution," Kim was quoted as saying by KCNA.

The chopper carrying the Iranian president and his companions, including the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, crashed on Sunday while returning from a mission in which the Iranian president and his counterpart from the Azerbaijan Republic, inaugurated a dam on the Aras River along the common border of the two neighboring countries.


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