Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri sent a message of condolences on Monday to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, following the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic world, as well as Lebanon, are losing many leading figures who accompanied the revolution as revolutionaries, imams, leaders, and now martyrs,” the letter reads.

Marada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh described Raisi’s death as “a great tragedy for Iran.”

Former Minister Wadih El-Khazen also expressed his “deep sorrow” and extended his condolences to Khamenei, “as well as to the Iranian government and people.”

Earlier today, it was announced that the helicopter transporting Raisi, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials crashed in the mountains of Azerbaijan.

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