To the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

12 august 2012, 13:30

Dear Mr. President,

I have been deeply saddened by the news of numerous casualties and extensive destruction in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that has hit the north-west of your country.

On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own, I would like to share in your grief and express my sincere condolences to you, the families and friends of those killed and all the brotherly people of Iran over this tragedy, and wish those injured a speedy recovery and elimination of the consequences of the natural disaster.

May they rest in peace!

Ilham Aliyev
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 12 August 2012