TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday issued a message of condolence regarding the deaths of 71 people who were on board a passenger plane that crashed near Moscow.

Iran is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of those on board Saratov Airlines Flight 703. We send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the people of Russia,” Rouhani said in a message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

A Russian Antonov-148 aircraft carrying 65 passengers and 6 crew members crashed Sunday in the Moscow region minutes after taking off from Domodedovo Airport, killing everyone on board.