(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 31. Phone talks
between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov
and Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization
(ECO) Khusrav Noziri, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told
Noziri condemned the armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in
Iran and expressed condolences over the death of an embassy
employee. He also stressed the need to bring the perpetrator to
justice as soon as possible.
Thanking for the support, Minister Bayramov noted that
Azerbaijan will take all necessary measures to ensure that the
perpetrators and masterminds of this crime answer to justice. He
emphasized the responsibility of host countries to prevent attacks
on diplomatic missions located on their territory.
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
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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