Iran’s President Condoles Russia on Plane Crash

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, offering the Iranian nation’s condolences to Russia over a plane crash that killed all 92 people on board on Sunday.

In his message, President Rouhani expressed deep sympathy with the Russian government and families of the victims.

A Tupolev 154, carrying members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, a famed army choir and orchestra, crashed on Sunday shortly after a refueling stop in Sochi.

Twelve bodies have been recovered, along with 156 body parts, according to a statement by Russia’s Defense Ministry.

The flight data recorder of the plane has been recovered, the statement added.

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