Ayatollah Khamenei issues Message of Condolence on the loss of an oil tanker crew

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, issued a message, expressing deep sorrow for the tragic and heartbreaking loss of crew members on an Iranian oil tanker. The text of the message of the Supreme Leader is as follows:



In The Name of God, the Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

I extend my sincere condolences to the mourning families and survivors of the Sanchi oil tanker's crew, who passed away during the heartbreaking incident of the burning and sinking tankers, which was truly tragic and horrendous; and I beseech Allah the Exalted to bless their grieving hearts with peace and mercy.
These beloved ones lost their lives while on duty, serving their country; and this is a great honor that may reduce the weight of grief and soothe the agonizing hearts of their surviving kin.
I ask Allah the Exalted to bless them with mercy and forgiveness; and bless their families with endurance and great rewards.

Sayyed Ali Khamenei

January 14, 2018


  • China
  • Iran
  • Oil tanker