United Nations General Assembly Extends Condolences to Iran Over Tragic Loss of President Raeisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened a plenary meeting to express condolences to the Iranian government and people following the tragic deaths of President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter accident on May 19. The session, held on Thursday, commenced with a moment of silence and featured tributes from various dignitaries.

Iran (IMNA) - UNGA President Dennis Francis paid tribute to President Raeisi, acknowledging his significant role in shaping international cooperation and the multilateral system. He also praised Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian as a skilled diplomat. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recognized President Raeisi's leadership during challenging times for Iran and the global community.

Representatives from various regions also shared their condolences and reflections. Burundi’s UN Ambassador Zéphyrin Maniratanga lauded President Raeisi as a visionary leader dedicated to promoting equity, brotherhood, solidarity, and multilateralism. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram highlighted Raeisi's contributions to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's mission, particularly in advocating for Palestinian rights.

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) representative from Uganda emphasized the instrumental role played by Raeisi and Amir-Abdollahian in strengthening cooperation among member countries. Iran’s Ambassador to the UN, Amir Saeid Iravani, expressed gratitude for the outpouring of sympathy and described President Raeisi as a dedicated leader committed to fostering good neighborliness and dialogue.

Iravani also praised Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian for his diplomatic contributions to regional and international cooperation. He emphasized that the legacies of both leaders will inspire continued efforts towards peace, security, justice, and multilateralism. The tragic loss of President Raeisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian has deeply impacted the international community, highlighting their enduring commitment to global peace and cooperation.

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