France extended its condolences on Monday to Iran over the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials in a helicopter crash.

Iran PressEurope: "France offers its condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following the  Pass away of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and those accompanying them," the foreign ministry said in a statement, also expressing its "condolences to the families of the victims of this accident."

Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi was the eighth president of Iran elected to run the country in the 13th presidential election in 2021. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday (May 19, 2024) along with Hossein Amirabdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Seyyed Mohammad Ali Al-e Hashem, Friday prayers leader of Tabriz, Malek Rahmati Governor-General of East Azerbaijan, Seyed Mehdi Mousavi, head of the presidential protection team and pilots and flight crew were martyred in a plane crash upon return from Khoda'afarin Dam and on their way to Tabriz Oil Refinery in Varzghan District of East Azerbaijan Province. 219

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