Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan commemorates victims of terrorist attack in Beirut (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Today the Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan has commemorated the victims of terrorist attack committed on Nov. 19 in the Lebanese capital of Beirut near the Iranian embassy.
A memorial book was set out at the Iranian embassy to honour the memory of those killed during the terrorist attack. Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan, heads of the diplomatic corps functioning in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani government officials, journalists and residents will leave their notes on the memorial book until 17:00 (local time).
Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mohsen Pak Ayeen said the cultural attaché to the Iranian embassy in Lebanon, Ibrahim Ansari was killed last week as a result of the attack.
"Many embassies, as well as the Azerbaijani side shared our sorrow," the ambassador said.
The diplomat said that the purpose of commemorating the terror victims is for the world to see the grave consequences of terrorism.
"We believe that terrorism cannot develop without the world powers' support. Terror groups fulfil the intentions of powerful countries with the support of these countries. Today we can see the grave consequences of this terrorism in Syria," Pak Ayeen said.
It should be recalled that 23 people were killed and over 150 injured as a result of double suicide bombs that took place on November 19 near the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Among the dead there was the embassy's cultural attaché Ibrahim Ansari and the wife of one of the Iranian diplomats.