Baku, Azerbaijan, March 27
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
"I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and destruction as a result of a natural disaster that hit your country.
On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, 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.
May those killed rest in peace!"