(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. The Azerbaijanis
worldwide have issued a statement over the terrorist attack against
the country's embassy in Iran, trend reports via the State Committee on Work
'We, Azerbaijanis living abroad, express our deep regret over
the killing one and wounding two Azerbaijani personnel following an
armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Iran, at around 8:30
(GMT+4) on January 27, 2023. World Azerbaijanis regard the incident
as a terrorist attack, organized by the Iranian special services.
Each of our compatriots rebukes perpetrators of this bloody crime.
We declare that we do not believe the fake news spread to divert
attention,' said the statement.
Azerbaijanis expressed concern about the violation of rights of
40 million Azerbaijanis living in Iran.
'This country doesn't guarantee the inviolability of people and
diplomatic missions. We urge the UN, the EU, the Council of Europe,
and other competent international and regional organizations, to
take necessary steps to prevent the Iranian special services from
committing such criminal acts that impede regional peace and
stability,' the statement noted. 'We constantly witness Iran's and
Armenia's illegal actions within Azerbaijan. Thus, 27 Iranian
citizens with indefinite intentions crossed the Lachin-Khankendi
road to the temporary deployment area of Russian peacekeepers.
Armenia and Iran have not yet made any statements about this'.
Following the statement, the compatriots honored the victims'
memory and condemned the actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran
'We demand those who committed anti-humanity crimes in the
region be held accountable as soon as possible, as well as demand a
fair trial from the international community,' the statement
An armed attack took place at the Embassy of the Republic of
Azerbaijan in the Islamic Republic of Iran at around 8:30 (GMT+4)
on January 27, 2023. 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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