BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27. Iran hasappointed a new Tehran police chief, Abbas Ali Mohammadian, Trend reports with reference to the Iranian media.
Iranian police Chief Ahmad-Reza Radan announced a new appointment immediately after the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy.
It should be noted that Mohammadian was sanctioned by the EU and the UK only last year. He will replace Rahimi, who has held his post since 2017.
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.