Vice Prez Dhankhar arrives in Tehran to pay condolence on death of Iranian president Raisi in chopper crash


PTI, May 22, 2024, 5:47 PM IST

Credit: X / @VPIndia

Tehran: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar arrived here on Wednesday to attend an official ceremony to pay condolences on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash.

Dhankhar, who is leading the Indian delegation, was received by the Iranian authorities on his arrival in Tehran.

“VP Dhankhar will attend the official ceremony to pay condolences on the demise of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdollahian, of Iran,” the vice president’s office said in a post on X along with pictures of his arrival at the Tehran airport.

A one-day state mourning was observed across India on Tuesday as a mark of respect for Raisi.

President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have conveyed their condolences on the demise of Raisi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the embassy of Iran in New Delhi on Tuesday to convey India’s condolences on the loss.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presided over a funeral on Wednesday for the country’s late president, foreign minister, and others killed in the crash. Thousands of people attended the funeral procession of the late president and his companions.

Several world leaders are in Tehran to attend the official funeral ceremony.

The Iranian president, the country’s foreign minister, and several other officials were found dead on Monday, hours after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region in the northwestern part of the country, Iran state media reported.

Raisi, 63, and his entourage were heading to Tabriz city after returning from a visit to a locality on the Azerbaijan-Iran border on Sunday.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Seat-sharing talks for Maharashtra polls yet to begin in MVA; all are equal stakeholders: Sanjay Raut

Noida: Crackdown on public drinking, 497 booked for nuisance

Amid paper leak controversy, Centre brings into force stringent law to curb irregularities in exam

Hoax bomb threat to Air Arabia flight in Kerala’s Calicut airport

Govt trying to do ‘damage control’: Congress on implementation of law to curb exam irregularities

‘If justice doesn’t prevail..’: Ramya’s tweet on cases against rich and powerful

Gangolli: Police nabs thief who broke into cooperative society within 10 minutes

Related Articles More

Domestic workers exploitation: Hindujas ‘appalled’ by Swiss court’s jail term order; File appeal

INDUS-X defence initiative between US, India marks 1st anniversary

Eight Indian crew members of cargo ship that crashed into Baltimore bridge finally leaves for India

Sikh extremists on Canada’s no-fly list lose appeal, court sees ‘reasonable grounds’ for terror concern

Indian farm worker dies in Italy without medical help after arm severed by machine

MUST WATCH

mundrapady temple puttur

Dr RajKumar

Taranga Magazine

Gururaj Gantihole

Nalanda University


Latest Additions

Rahul Gandhi interacts with Rajkot fire victims’ kin virtually, says Cong is with them

Seat-sharing talks for Maharashtra polls yet to begin in MVA; all are equal stakeholders: Sanjay Raut

Assam: Kamakhya temple’s doors closed as annual Ambubachi Mela begins

People bearing double brunt of unemployment price rise: Jairam Ramesh

Noida: Crackdown on public drinking, 497 booked for nuisance

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.