Ashgabat, 31 January 2023 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan condemned the armed attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“Turkmenistan declares the inadmissibility of attacks on diplomatic missions and the use of any violence against the personnel of diplomatic departments.” The Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry also expresses its deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased. They wish a speedy recovery to the injured employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran.

What happened?

The terrorist attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Iran was carried out on January 27 at about 08:30 Baku time.

The gunman opened fire from a Kalashnikov automatic rifle at the security post. As a result of the attack, the head of the security guard was killed, and two other Embassy security officers were wounded.

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The Embassy staff managed to detain the terrorist. The incident left 1 person dead and two injured. The terroristic attack is currently being investigated.

World condemnation of the terrorist attack

Foreign policy institutions and officials worldwide have issued statements condemning the terrorist act against Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Iran.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu immediately responded to the incident. He tweeted, “I condemn the treacherous armed attack on the embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran.

I wish Allah`s mercy upon our martyred brother, condolences to his relatives and the people of Azerbaijan, and speedy recovery to the injured. Azerbaijan is never alone. Azerbaijan and Türkiye are one nation, two states.”

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Azerbaijan Peter Michalko condemned the incident on his Twitter account.

Michalko said, “I was horrified by the reports about the armed attack on the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran that caused a loss of life and injuries.”

Representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Azerbaijan also expressed their solidarity with the country, expressing their condolences to the family of the employee, who was killed in a terrorist attack.

The Embassies of Afghanistan, Italy, Israel, Belarus, Iraq, Croatia & Japan called this terrorist act a threat to international law.