Netherlands condemns attack on Azerbaijani embassy in Iran - MFA

Politics Materials 27 January 2023 18:39 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. The Netherlands condemns today’s violent attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands said on Twitter, Trend reports.

"Any attack against diplomatic missions and personnel is completely unacceptable. Our condolences to the family of the victim and we wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured," 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.