Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Tehran was attacked by an unidentified gunman. In the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, it was reported that as a result of the armed attack on the Tehran Embassy of Azerbaijan at around 08:30 local time, the security director of the embassy was killed and 2 security guards were injured while preventing the attack.
While it was stated that the attacker was detained by the security forces, it was announced that the investigation into the attack is continuing and that additional information will be given to the public about the details of the incident.
According to the ministry statement, the attacker killed the head of the guard with his Kalashnikov automatic weapon. It was announced that two security guards of the embassy were injured while preventing the attack, and their health conditions are good.
THE MOMENT OF THE ATTACK IS ON CAMERA
New footage of the attack has emerged. In the footage, it was seen that a security guard intervened and neutralized the attacker.
Azerbaijani Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ayhan Hajizade stated that it was decided to evacuate the Embassy until the security of Tehran Embassy is ensured.
‘WE BELIEVE THAT THE LIABILITY IS ON THE IRAN SIDE’
TRT NewsSpeaking to Turkey, Hajizadeh said, “We think that the responsibility lies on the Iranian side,” after the statement that “the attack was organized due to personal and family problems” by Iran.
CNN Türk Foreign News Editor Enver Kaptanoğlu shared the information that the attacker was caught. Tehran Police Command confirmed that the attacker was caught.
HOW DID THE ATTACK OCCUR?
According to the news in Fars News Agency, the attacker tried to enter the building with two children. According to initial reports, the assailant, whose identity has not been disclosed, organized the attack due to personal and family problems.
FIRST STATEMENT FROM ALIYEV
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev emphasized that the armed attack on the Iranian embassy of Azerbaijan was a terrorist attack and demanded that the incident be investigated immediately and the criminals punished.
Iranian Ambassador to Baku Seyid Abbas Mousavi was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan after the attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran.
EXPLANATION FROM MINISTER CAVUSOĞLU
Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said on a television channel, “We asked if there is anything we can do as Turkey. We are getting different information about the aggressor.” “There was an attack. Radical Armenians attacked the Azerbaijani missions. We call on Iran to catch the aggressor and reveal the truth.” said.
Minister Çavuşoğlu continued his words as follows:
Nobody should be disturbed by the victory of Azerbaijan. It is Iran’s responsibility to protect diplomatic missions in Iran. It is our most natural right to expect the perpetrator of the attack from the Iranian authorities to be caught. Currently, it is healthier to continue this process between Azerbaijan and Iran.
There is different information. My brother Ceyhun said that they did not have clear information. Concrete information should be obtained in this regard. There is no such threat to our embassy.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu talked to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on the phone and condemned the attack on Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Tehran.
In a written statement from the Ministry, “During the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu emphasized that we strongly condemn the treacherous attack on the Tehran Embassy of Azerbaijan and that we are always with Can Azerbaijan. Minister Çavuşoğlu expressed his condolences for the embassy officer who lost his life and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.” it was said.
Minister Çavuşoğlu also made a statement on the subject on his Twitter account.‘Azerbaijan is never alone’ said.
ABDULLAH AĞAR: EXTREMELY COMMON APPROACH
Terrorism and security expert Abdullah Ağar evaluated the treacherous attack on CNN Türk screens. “This is a photograph that needs to be approached with extreme calm and common sense. First of all, our condolences. It is very important for us to stand by Azerbaijan, it is also important for Azerbaijan. “ Agar continued his words as follows;
“After the great loss of rights experienced by our brothers, Turkey has always stood by them and will always stand by them.
It is stated that Iran caught the aggressor with great speed. What is behind the attack? There is talk of an attacker with a Kalashnikov. An anti-Azerbaijani structure operating in Iran, even the PKK/YPG comes to mind.
“TRYING TO CREATE A NEW ZENGEZUR MAP”
Relations between Azerbaijan and Iran are already very tense. There is something important to say here.
The 2nd Karabakh war was actually a fictional war. Here are some maps captured during the war. It is seen that Azerbaijan is divided into 3 there. A new Zangezur corridor is being tried to be created.
“IRAN SHOULD FIND RESPONSIBLE”
This is a matter of honor that Iran needs to clarify. Iran needs to solve this case and inform Azerbaijan who is responsible, because attacks on such vague, diplomatic places prepare the ground for future major events, even wars break out. We must wait in cold blood.”
CONDEMNATION FROM UKRAINE
Oleg Nikolenko, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, IRANIANHe condemned the attack in his statement regarding the armed attack on the Embassy in Turkey.
“Ukraine strongly condemns the attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran today, which resulted in the death of one person and injured security guards,” Nikolenko said on his social media account. We offer our condolences to the relatives of the victim and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
CONDITIONAL MESSAGE FROM RUSSIA
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Azerbaijan “We express our condolences to the Azerbaijani side regarding the attack on the Tehran Embassy of Azerbaijan,” he said.
“We hope all those responsible will be brought to justice,” the statement said.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reminded the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the security of embassies and consulates.