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President extends sympathies to Iran over tragic plane crash

Update: August, 12/2014 - 08:56
EnditemIranian Revolutionary Guards and security forces stand next to the remains of a plane as they secure the scene of a crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on August 10, 2014. A civilian airliner crashed on take-off near the Mehrabad airport in the capital. —AFP/VNA/VNS PHOTO

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday sent condolences to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over a tragic passenger plane crash in the country on Sunday.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended his sympathies to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

An airplane operated by Sepahan Airlines crashed on August 10 in Tehran, killing at least 39 of the 48 passengers and crew on board. — VNS

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