UAE ready to support search and rescue operations in Iranian helicopter crash

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Rescue vehicles are seen following a crash of a helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi.
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE is following with deep concern media reports on the tragic accident of the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and a number of officials.

In a statement, Saif Mohamed Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressed his sincere wishes of success to the search and rescue operation, and extended his prayers for the well-being of Raisi and Amirabdollahian, and their accompanying delegation.

Furthermore, Al Zaabi emphasised the UAE’s position of standing in solidarity with the neighbouring Iranian nation in light of these critical circumstances.

Al Zaabi stressed that the embassy has received instructions and directives from the wise leadership of the UAE to assist Iran, and to be immediately available to support in every possible way the search and rescue operations.