Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei regarding death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Report informs via Russian media.

“Dear [Supreme Leader of Iran Ali] Khamenei, please accept my deep condolences on the huge tragedy that befell the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the plane crash that claimed the life of President Ebrahim Raisi, as well as the lives of a number of other prominent government figures of your country,” the telegram read.

Putin called the death of Raisi a huge tragedy for the Iranian people, saying that he was an outstanding politician who dedicated his life to serving his country.