TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, expressed condolences over the crash of Russia’s cargo plane that left a number of Russian citizens dead.

An Antonov 26 Russian plane crashed while it was landing at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all the 32 people on board on Tuesday.

The full text of Hassan Rouhani’s message is as follows:

In the name of God

Dear Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin,

President of the Russian Federation,

The crash of the Russian Federations Antonov 26 cargo plane, which left a number of your fellow Russians dead, caused great grief and sorrow.

I hereby express my condolences and sympathy with the family of the victims, and wish patience for their bereaved families, as well as health and success for you Excellency.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran