Attacks Against Diplomatic Missions Unacceptable - Secretary General Of Council Of Europe

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejcinovic Buric has posted a Twitter publication in connection with the armed attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, trend reports.

'I strongly condemn today's attack against Azerbaijan's Embassy in Teheran. Attacks against diplomatic missions are unacceptable. I express my solidarity with Azerbaijan and my condolences for the victims,' the tweet said.

An armed attack took place at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran on January 27, 2023, at about 8:30 (GMT+4). The gunman turned out to be a man in his 50's, who drove up to the administrative building, armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.

Earlier reports from the Chief of Tehran police said there were two children in the car with the gunman, the security camera footage released later proved the man was alone. He entered the building after briefly waving hand to the Iranian security guard outside. No attempts were made to detain the gunman, as he freely entered the embassy. The man managed to kill head of the security service and wounding two embassy guards. The shooter was eventually detained. The incident is currently being investigated.


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