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Wednesday, 22 March 2023 02:00 GMT

Azerbaijani FM: Diplomatic staff, family members to leave Iran

(MENAFN) According to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, the country's diplomatic staff and family members were scheduled to leave Iran on Sunday.

The choice was made two days after a shooter invaded the embassy, killing one security guard and injuring two more.

On Friday, Iranian officials condemned the attack and said the shooter's motivation was personal rather than political.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the foreign minister of Iran, recommended that the adversaries shouldn't be allowed to take advantage of the circumstance.

Abdollahian stressed in a phone conversation with Jeyhun Bayramov, the foreign minister of Azerbaijan, on Friday that "We should not allow this episode to have any harmful effect on relations between the two states."

Abdollahian emphasized that the assault was not a terrorist act.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated on Saturday that Tehran and Baku have indissoluble old relations and would not let others to destroy such relations.


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