India lowers flag to half-mast as nation mourns death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi
Picture Supply : ANI The nationwide flag at Rashtrapati Bhavan flies at half-mast.

As India declared one-day nationwide mourning, the nationwide flag at Rashtrapati Bhavan flies at half mast in Delhi on Tuesday following the tragic deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the International Minister, and different high-ranking officers in a helicopter crash. The Iranian Embassy in New Delhi has lowered its flag to half-mast. Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a deadly helicopter crash. In a publish on social media platform X, PM Modi acknowledges Raisi’s contribution in strengthening the India-Iran bilateral relationship.

“Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. His contribution to strengthening the India-Iran bilateral relationship will all the time be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his household and the folks of Iran. India stands with Iran on this time of sorrow,” PM Modi wrote. In the meantime, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar condoled the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian who died in a helicopter crash within the nation’s mountainous northwest area.

World leaders provide condolences

Following the deaths of the Iranian President and different officers, world leaders provided their condolences on Monday to Raisi, the Iranian International Minister, and different officers who had been on board. Former Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khansari additionally posted a message of condolences and expressed his condolences on the “martyrdom” of his successor, Hossein Amirabdollahian, together with President Raisi.

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s International Minister die in helicopter crash

It must be famous right here that the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, International Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and his accompanying delegation crashed on Sunday within the Dizmar forest in East Azarbaijan Province. The Iranian President was returning to Iran following a go to to Azerbaijan when his helicopter got here down in unhealthy climate circumstances on Sunday afternoon. Raisi’s loss of life, together with the International Minister and different officers within the helicopter crash got here as Iran struggles with inner dissent and its relations with the broader world.

Who was Ebrahim Raisi?

Iran’s hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi had lengthy been seen as a protégé to Iran’s supreme chief and a possible successor for his place throughout the nation’s Shiite theocracy. He earlier ran Iran’s judiciary. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2017 towards Hassan Rouhani, the comparatively reasonable cleric who as president reached Tehran’s 2015 nuclear cope with world powers. In 2021, Raisi ran once more in an election that noticed all of his doubtlessly distinguished opponents barred for operating underneath Iran’s vetting system. He swept practically 62% of the 28.9 million votes, the bottom turnout by proportion within the Islamic Republic’s historical past. Tens of millions stayed residence and others voided ballots. 

(With inputs from businesses)

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