Azerbaijani president expresses condolences to Iranian counterpart

Wed 08 Jan 2020 11:46 GMT | 15:46 Local Time

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has expressed condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

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

"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," the Azerbaijani president added.

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

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