Rouhani offers condolences to Indonesian counterpart on plane crash

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – President Rouhani has sent a letter to his Indonesian counterpart to express condolences of the Iranian nation and government to the Indonesian nation and government over the recent passenger plane crash in the country.

In the letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the Iranian president has expressed regret over the tragic plane crash, which left a number of Indonesian citizens and state officials dead, saying the incident "caused great grief and sorrow." 

According to the official website of Iranian presidency, Rouhani went on to say "I hereby offer the condolences and sympathy of the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Your Excellency, the government and the people of Indonesia, and pray for the dead, wishing their bereaved families patience." 

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