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The January 27 terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in
Tehran was deliberate and preplanned, Azernews reports, citing
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ayxan Hajizada.
The spokesperson made the remarks at a briefing dedicated to the
details of the attack on the embassy in Tehran on January 27.
The spokesperson highlighted that the failure of the Iranian
diplomatic police to intervene when the attacker assailed the
embassy raised suspicions, adding that the time difference between
the surveillance cameras installed outside and inside the embassy
was 24 minutes.
'From what the embassy's security cameras caught, it becomes
clear that this attack was deliberate and preplanned,' he
Hajizada stressed that Iran does not intend to take concrete
steps in connection with the terrorist attack.
'We can't say in advance in which direction steps will be taken
if Iran continues to do nothing. The inadequate attitude of the
police and the fact that this person (ed.- the perpetrator) is not
treated as a terrorist once again indicates that the Iranian side
does not intend to take concrete steps in connection with the
terrorist attack. This is regrettable,' he added.
Additionally, the official stressed that Azerbaijan urged Iran
to thoroughly investigate the attack and punish the
'However, no official information has been received from Iran as
of yet,' he emphasized.
Hajizada also added that the attack in Tehran caused further
deterioration of relations with Iran, stressing that the hosting
party must ensure the security of the embassy.
Noting that the terrorist managed to fire numerous shots at
people inside the embassy within four minutes, the official stated
that one of the injured employers, Vasif Tagiyev was wounded with a
In a video shown during the briefing, Tagiyev said that a bullet
fired from a pistol entered his jaw and came out from under his
In response to the information about the terrorist allegedly
looking for his wife in the embassy, Tagiyev completely refuted the
'It's a lie. His aim was to commit a terrorist attack. A man who
came to look for his wife would not have come with a gun,' he
The head of the security guard of the Azerbaijani embassy in
Iran was killed, and two other security officers were wounded in
the armed attack on the building on January 27.
Sabina Mammadli is AzerNews' staff journalist, follow her on