Jul 18, 2014, 2:05 AM
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Rouhani condoles with Malaysian nation on plane crash disaster

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Following deadly crash of a Malaysian passenger plan in Ukraine and getting kill of entire 295 people on board, IRI President Hassan Rouhani condoled with Malaysian nation and government in a message addressed to Malaysian prime minister.

The message addressed to the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razzak reads:

The news on the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane deeply depressed me. I sincerely condole with Your Excellency and the noble Malaysian nation on the death of innocent passenger and flight crews of this plane in that sad incidence.

Beyond doubt such sad incidents and the deep sorrow that emerges the hearts of the nations highlight the necessity of return of the international society to peaceful coexistence and stating away from aggressions and conflicts more than ever before.

In this holy month of Divine blessings and God's all-embracing forgiveness I pray to Almighty Allah for the salvation of the souls of the bygone victims of this human disaster and for the patience and strength of the souls of their bereaved family members of those victims.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia, with 295 people onboard.

Ukraine's interior ministry says the plane was shot down by a missile.

Hours after flight MH17 came down dazed, disbelieving and frustrated relatives of passengers were gathering at Kuala Lumpur airport seeking information. Just as those of Flight MH370 found, they got little response.

Many of the passengers were Malaysian Muslims returning home for the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.

Akma Mohammad Noor, whose sister Rahimah was believed to be on the flight, wept as she told Reuters: 'I saw the news on TV. She was supposed to travel with her son but he did not want to go. We were supposed to celebrate together.'

Another man trying to find out if his loved ones were on board berated airline officials, calling Malaysia Airlines 'stupid'.

He said: 'We just want to know the name list.'

Another man said: 'Facebook is more efficient than Malaysia Airlines' media network. It's really a laughing stock. We need to know the list. The list. That is all.'