“We are deeply saddened by the terrible news that the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, governor of East-Azerbaijan province Malek Rahmati, imam of Tabriz Muhammad Ali Hashem and others accompanying them died during the helicopter crash,” Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on X.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of all of those demised.

We mourn these heartbreaking deaths, a tragic loss beyond words.

Azerbaijan offers support and solidarity to the brotherly and friendly Islamic Republic of Iran,” the ministry added.