President sent a letter to express condolences over the martyrdom of a number of brave sailors of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy in a tragic accident for a naval vessel, praying of those who have lost their lives and wishing swift recovery for the injured.
President Hassan Rouhani's letter reads:
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Mousavi,
Honourable Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army,
The tragic accident that happened for an Islamic Republic of Iran Navy vessel and martyrdom and injury of a number of brave sailors of the Army, who were carrying out a maneuver to increase national security and maintain the country's defence readiness, caused great grief and sorrow.
I hereby appreciate the services of these defenders of the homeland and offer my condolences to Your Excellency, the brave Army and their bereaved families, wishing the highest ranks for the martyrs of the accident and swift recovery for the injured.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran