PACE MPs condemn terrorist attack at Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

Deputies of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) have condemned the terrorist act committed against the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran, reports.

"A terrorist act against a diplomatic mission is a terrible crime that is against the norms and principles of international law and it is unacceptable. We resolutely condemn this treacherous terrorist act committed against the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tehran, and demand the immediate investigation of the terrorist act, the identification and persecution of the perpetrators and those who ordered this bloody act," 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 Tehran.

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