Ayatollah Khamenei Expresses Sympathy over Oil Tanker Tragedy

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:31

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has offered his deep condolences over the deaths of Iranian oil tanker crews which caught fire and sank in Eastern China.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the incident as a bitter, heart-wrenching, truly catastrophic and saddening one, and besought God Almighty “to bring consolation and peace upon their sorrowful hearts.”

The full text of Leader’s message is as follows:

In The Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

I extend my sincere condolences to the mourning families and survivors of the Sanchi oil tanker's crew, who passed away during the heartbreaking incident of the burning and sinking tanker, which was truly tragic and horrendous; and I beseech Allah the Exalted to bless their grieving hearts with peace and mercy.
These beloved ones lost their lives while on duty, serving their country; and this is a great honor that may reduce the weight of grief and soothe the agonizing hearts of their surviving kin.
I ask Allah the Exalted to bless them with mercy and forgiveness; and bless their families with endurance and great rewards.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

January 14, 2018


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