Azerbaijani president offers condolences to Rouhani over earthquake

Azerbaijani president offers condolences to Rouhani over earthquake

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev extended condolences to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

"I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and large-scale destruction as a result of an earthquake that hit the western part of your country," Aliyev said in his letter of condolence.

"On the occasion of this tragedy, on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who died and the whole people of Iran, and wish those injured the swiftest possible recovery, and the soonest elimination of the consequences of the natural disaster," the letter reads.

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