(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. The Economic
Cooperation Organization (ECO) expresses deep condolences over the
tragic incident occurred at the Embassy of the Republic of
Azerbaijan in Tehran claiming the precious life of a diplomatic
official as well as injuring two other staff members of the
Embassy, the ECO said, trend reports via the organization.
'While sharing earnest sympathies with the bereaved family, the
People and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the
Organization wishes for early recuperation of the injured.
Recalling the strong condemnation concerning the incident made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
the host country, the ECO has fervent hope for the expeditious and
objective conclusion of the matter, believing that such sad
eventualities will not impact the strong historical and cultural
ties existing among its Member States,' the statement 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.
Following the deadly assault, Azerbaijan evacuated its officials
from the embassy, including those who suffered as a result of the
attack and completely suspended the work of the embassy in
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