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UN Security Council mourns death of Iranian president

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-05-21 06:23
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This file photo taken on Aug 29, 2023, shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Iran. [Photo/Xinhua]

UNITED NATIONS -- Members of the UN Security Council on Monday observed a minute of silence to mourn the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other passengers in Sunday's helicopter crash.

At the beginning of a Security Council meeting on Monday morning, Mozambique's UN ambassador Pedro Comissario Afonso, who chaired the meeting, asked all those present in the Security Council chamber to stand and observe a minute of silence for the tragic loss of life and to present condolences and sympathy to their families and to the people of Iran.

He said the minute of silence was requested by Russia, China, and Algeria.

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