TEHRAN (IP) - India, Pakistan, Syria, and Lebanon due to the martyrdom of President Raisi and his entourage declared days of mourning.

Iran PressIran news: Syria has announced three days of national mourning for the Iranian president and foreign minister, who was martyred in a helicopter crash overnight in East Azarbaijan province.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent his heartfelt condolences to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Iranian government, and the people on Monday.

Lebanon like Syria on Monday announced three days of national mourning for the Iranian president and foreign minister.

"I can't tell you how sorry I am about this incident that happened. Especially that the foreign minister had become a friend," Lebanon's Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib told reporters on Monday.

India has announced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday, May 21, as a mark of respect for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage who died in a helicopter crash incident.

"On the day of mourning, the National Flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where it is flown regularly, and there will be no official entertainment on the day," the statement added.

Sri Lanka declares tomorrow as a day of mourning because of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

The national flag will fly at half mast at all government institutions.

China and Russia express deep condolences

China's leader Xi Jinping expressed “deep condolences” to the Iranian government and people, according to a Chinese government press release. “Raisi's tragic death is a great loss to the Iranian people, and the Chinese people also lost a good friend,” Xi stated.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Raisi “a true friend to Russia” in a statement on the Kremlin’s website and has made a phone call to Mohammad Mokhber, the new acting president of Iran.

Saudi MBS expressed its condolences

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed his condolences in a phone call with Mokhber, according to Saudi media.

“We extend to you and to the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran our deepest sympathy asking Allah almighty to bestow the deceased with his mercy and forgiveness," Salman reportedly told Iran's new acting president.

UAE stands in solidarity with Iran

The UAE, which has mended ties with Tehran after years of the rift, "stands in solidarity with Iran at this difficult time", said Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

"I extend my deepest condolences to the Iranian government and people over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and those accompanying them following a tragic accident," Sheikh Mohammed posted on social media platform X.

Jordan's King Abdullah

Jordan's King Abdullah, who very recently announced that his country foiled an Iranian-led plot to smuggle weapons into the kingdom, also offered his sympathies.

"My deepest condolences to the brothers, leadership, government, and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the death of Brother President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Brother Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and those accompanying them, may God have mercy on them all. We stand in solidarity with our brothers in Iran in this difficult circumstance," King Abdullah II wrote on X.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi mourned his late Iranian counterpart

Sisi offered his "deepest condolences and sympathy to the brotherly Iranian people", expressing "the solidarity of the Arab Republic of Egypt with the Iranian leadership and people in this great affliction".

Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi was the eighth president of Iran who was 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.