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‘Humanity is with Raeisi’: People worldwide pray for Iranian president’s safety

President Ebrahim Raeisi during his speech at the 78th UN General Assembly in September 2023. (Archives)

By Press TV Website Staff

Immediately after news broke that a helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi and some other officials suffered a hard landing in northwestern Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on Sunday, people took to various social media platforms to pray for their safety.

President Raeisi was returning from a ceremony on the border with Azerbaijan where he and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev inaugurated two hydraulic projects earlier in the day.

Several search and rescue teams have been dispatched to the area, which is believed to be mountainous, but the operation has been slowed down by inclement weather conditions.

“Humanity is with Raeisi,” wrote Rev Laskaris, a US-based social media influencer, on X.

“Pray for Iranian President Raisi,” tweeted Ehsan Safarenejad, an Iranian geopolitical analyst.

“Pray for Iranian President Raisi & Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian,” wrote Jackson Hinkle, a prominent US-based social media influencer and commentator.

“Please pray for Jenab Ebrahim Raisi [@raisi_com], a true supporter of Palestine and the oppressed people of the world,” posted Sajjad Kargili, a political activist based in Kargil, India.

“I hope the President and the Foreign Minister of Iran are safe. President Raisi just visited Azerbaijan and together with the President of Azerbaijan, they inaugurated a dam on the border between the two countries. Then he returned to Iran by helicopter, and FM Abdollahian, was also on the plane,” tweeted Hu Xijin, the former chief editor of the Chinese state-run daily Global Times.

“Pray for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Pray for Iranian President, Ibrahim Raisi. Pray for his safety and his entourage,” wrote Ahmed Jahaf, a Yemen-based journalist.

“A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is missing somewhere in Azerbaijan. Control room trying to contact the crew. Let’s pray for the safety of all staff inside,” tweeted Syed Zaigham Kazmi, a London-based social media user.

“Pray for the safety of Ibrahim Raisi,” wrote Huma Zehra, an X user from Pakistan.

“Some miracle will happen! Let's pray for the safety and security of the #Iran’s President #Raisi and others accompanying him,” wrote Dr. Alyan Yashin, a social media user, sharing photos of President Raeisi and three of his companions on board the helicopter.


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