Attacks on the diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan abroad are systematic, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Azerbaijan Vladislav Kanevsky said on Facebook, Trend reports.
"A similar incident took place in Tehran today. This is an unacceptable and audacious case that causes deep concern. The fact of attack on the Azerbaijani embassy must be properly investigated, and the perpetrators must be held accountable. Impunity opens the way to new crimes," the ambassador noted.
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.