The Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi is providing an opportunity for individuals to express their condolences following the untimely passing of the country's president. The embassy will be hosting a physical condolence book at its premises for two days, in addition to offering an online platform for tributes.

Those wishing to pay their respects can visit the embassy on May 22nd and 23rd, between 10am and 2pm. A statement from the embassy announced, 'On this sad occasion, a book of condolences will be opened at the embassy's premises at Villa no 115, Arzam St in Embassies Area Abu Dhabi. A virtual message of condolences can also be sent to the e-mail address:'

Following a tragic helicopter crash near the Azerbaijan border which claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and several others, the wreckage was discovered in severe weather with no survivors, according to Iranian state media. Raisi had been viewed as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The embassy extended its condolences with a note expressing regret for the 'martyrdom' of the political figures and their companions in the crash, and conveyed its heartfelt sympathies to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as all Diplomatic Mission and International Organisations accredited to the UAE. Iran is scheduled to hold presidential elections on June 28, as reported by state media.

Leaders of the UAE, along with prominent figures from around the world, joined in expressing solidarity with Iran, offering their deepest condolences and prayers for the souls lost in the tragic accident.