May 21, 2024, 9:33 PM

KRG PM attends Raeisi’s funeral held at Erbil Consulate

KRG PM attends Raeisi’s funeral held at Erbil Consulate

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani Tuesday attended the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and their delegation at the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil.

"We have come to extend our condolences to the Iranian leadership, presidency, government, and people through the Iranian consulate and we hope this will be the last grief of the Iranian people," the Iraqi Kurdistan Region prime minister stated at a presser held after the funeral.

The premier hoped that these incidents would be an opportunity for nations to come closer to each other and foster better relations.

“We were expecting to welcome the Iranian president to Erbil in a few days as part of his planned visit to Iraq, but unfortunately this tragic incident occurred that resulted in the death of the president and ministers,” he added, according to the local Kurdish media.

Barzani also signed a book of condolence at the consulate.

Martyr President Raeisi or Raisi as it is spelled in the TASS letter, along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azarbaijan Province Malek Rahmati, head of Raeisi’s bodyguard team Mehdi Mousavi, and Iranian Leader’s representative in the province Mohammad Ali Al-e-Hashem, became martyred in a helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan Province n northwest Iran on May 19.


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