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Anti-Azerbaijani sentiment gave certain impetus to terrorist attack at embassy – deputy minister

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Iran’s anti-Azerbaijani sentiment gave certain impetus to terrorist attack, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Khalaf Khalafov said, Trend reports.


“Even before this incident, there was an anti-Azerbaijani mood in Iran both in the media, and among people. We have repeatedly warned the Iranian side about the impossibility of maintaining normal relationship in these conditions. This situation gave a certain impetus to this terrorist act,” he added.


A plane carrying evacuated employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran landed at about 22:00 (GMT+4) at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. This plane has delivered the embassy staff, members of their families, the two wounded employees, as well as the body of martyr Orkhan Asgarov to Azerbaijan. He will be buried in the second Alley of Martyrs in Baku.


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.


Source: TREND News Agency