BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. The Iranian side had to take measures against any attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Aykhan Hajizade said in an interview with TRT Haber, Trend reports.
"We condemn this attack and demand that the Iranian Government takes the necessary steps to identify the aggressor and provocateur. The Iranian side had to take measures against any attack on our embassy," said Hajizade.
He noted that the Iranian side should also take measures against the anti-Azerbaijani campaign in the country.
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 50s, 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.