Zarif condoles nation on demise of young soldiers in bus accident

Tehran, June 24, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condoled the nation over the sad demise of a number of young Iranian soldiers in a bus crash accident.

In a message on Friday, the foreign minister expressed grief over the bitter incident which claimed lives of the soldiers whom he described as brave offspring of the nation.

He voiced sympathy with the bereaved families of the young soldiers and said this was an accident which gravely saddened the nation.

A bus carrying soldiers who served in a training center in Kerman province in southeast of the country crashed on Wednesday leaving 19 soldiers dead and a number of others wounded.