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Saudi FM Condoles Iranian President’s Death, Funeral Ceremonies Begin in Tabriz

Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, condoled the Iranian Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani on the death of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and their accompanying delegation, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sincere condolences yesterday to the Acting President, Mohammad Mokhber, on the death of the victims in a helicopter crash.

Funeral ceremonies kicked off today with mourners in black gathering for funeral prayers and a procession in the northwestern city of Tabriz.

The bodies of the victims will be transferred to the holy Shiite city of Qom, before heading to Tehran.

Saudi FM Condoles Iranian President’s Death, Funeral Ceremonies Begin in Tabriz
Funeral Ceremonies in Tabriz

Raisi, 63, and Amir-Abdollahian, 60, were traveling in a convoy of three helicopters from Iran’s border with Azerbaijan in the country’s mountainous northwest to the city of Tabriz after inaugurating Qiz Qalasi Dam. The helicopter went down in heavy fog in a remote area Sunday.

The government is currently planning large ceremonies in Tehran’s enormous Grand Mosallah Mosque on Wednesday.

Saudi FM Condoles Iranian President’s Death, Funeral Ceremonies Begin in Tabriz
Funeral Ceremonies in Tabriz

Then Raisi’s body is due to be moved to the historic Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad where Ayatollah Khamenei will perform prayers.

The authorities announced that Raisi’s burial is set to take place in his home city, Mashhad, on Thursday.

Saudi FM Condoles Iranian President’s Death, Funeral Ceremonies Begin in Tabriz
Funeral Ceremonies in Tabriz

The Iranian President’s death comes at a fraught moment where Iran is facing an uncertain future with rising regional tensions and domestic discontent.

Israel’s War in Gaza is even worsening the situation with the subsequent genocide and humanitarian crisis have fueled the soaring tensions in the region.

Last month, Israel launched a strong airstrike on Iran’s Consulate in Damascus, killing a top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. As a result, Iran launched a retaliatory drone and missile attack on Israel.

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