BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 6. The Iranian side does not intend to take concrete steps in connection with the terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy, said Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Aykhan Hajizade during the briefing dedicated to the details of the terrorist attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, Trend reports.
"We can't say in advance in which direction steps will be taken if Iran continues to do nothing. The inadequate attitude of the police and the fact that this person (the gunman) is not treated as a terrorist once again indicates that the Iranian side does not intend to take concrete steps in connection with the terrorist attack. This is regrettable," he added.
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.
Following the deadly assault, Azerbaijan evacuated its officials from the embassy, including those who suffered as a result of the attack and completely suspended the work of the embassy in Tehran.