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20 May 2024, 15:17

Belarusians bring flowers to Iranian Embassy in Minsk

MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – Belarusians are bringing flowers to the Iranian Embassy in Minsk to mourn the victims of the tragedy, BelTA has learned.

Representatives of state bodies and organizations, citizens of Belarus are mourning together with the people of Iran the death of the country's President  Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other victims of the plane crash.
The flag on the embassy building is flying at half-mast. Five days of mourning have been announced in Iran. Belarusian President Alekdandr Lukashenko sent his condolences to the people of Iran and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Khamenei.
When talking to the press Iranian Ambassador to Minsk Alireza Sanei recalled the proverb that a friend in need is a friend indeed. "From the very early hours we have been receiving a huge amount of condolences and support from our Belarusian friends," he said. The embassy is planning to open a book of condolences.
The diplomat stressed that the relations between Belarus and Iran are good. So were they at the level of presidents. "In such difficult situations, everyone usually supports each other," the ambassador said.

He expressed confidence that Iran will be able to survive this tragedy. Over the past decades the country has repeatedly fought off numerous challenges, including those related to attempts at external interference in the internal affairs of the state and terrorism.
Photos by Pavel Orlovsky/BelTA 
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