Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Iran President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is saddened by the death of Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and their colleagues in a helicopter accident on 19 May.

The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Government and people of Iran.

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