President of OSCE PA condemns attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran

Politics Materials 28 January 2023 23:56 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28. On behalf of the OSCE PA I strongly condemn the attack on Azerbaijan's embassy in Iran and urge a full investigation, President of OSCE PA Margareta Cederfelt wrote on her Twitter page, Trend reports.

"I wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the assault," she wrote.

She also expressed condolences in connection with the death of an embassy employee as a result of a terrorist attack.

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.