President Hassan Rouhani Extends Condolences Over Iran Oil Tanker Tragedy

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:42

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani extended his condolences to the families of sailors of the Iranian oil tanker, the Sanchi, who died after their oil tanker collided with another vessel off China's east coast.

President Rouhani's message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
We are all from Allah and to Him we shall return (Holy Quran)

The terrible, tragic incident of fire in our country's oil tanker off the eastern coast of China, which resulted in the martyrdom-like death of its entire crew and hard-working personnel, caused great grief and sorrow for the people of Iran.

I, hereby, offer my sincerest condolences to the great nation of Iran, especially their bereaved families with all my heart, and pray to the Almighty for the highest places for those who were the pioneers of the country's economy and innocently lost their lives on the path to working for national authority, and ask the Almighty patience and health for their families.

It is now necessary to focus on identifying the deceased and reducing the suffering of the families of these loved ones. At the same time, I call on all the relevant agencies, such as the ministries of Roads and Urban Development, Oil, and Foreign Affairs, to carefully determine the cause of this sad incident and carry out the necessary legal actions for preventing similar incidents from happening, and securing the rights of the Iranian nation and the bereaved families.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


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