President Ilham Aliyev extends condolences to President of Iran

# 15:05
8 January 2020

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani, APA reports citing the Presidential press service.

The letter of condolence reads:

"Dear Mr President,

I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a result of a passenger plane crash near the city of Tehran.

On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who were killed.

May Allah rest the souls of the dead in peace!"

Note that Boeing 737 aircraft 170 passengers (82 Iranian citizens, 63 Canadian citizens, 11 Ukrainian citizens (2 passengers and 9 crew members), 10 Swedish citizens, 4 Afghan citizens, 3 German citizens, and 3 British citizens) on board crashed today at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. No one survived as a result of the crash.