In a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rouhani expressed condolences over the crash of Russias Antonov 26 cargo plane that left a number of Russian citizens dead.
Dr Hassan Rouhanis 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.