Moldova's MFA condemns terrorist attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

  27 January 2023    Read: 333

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova has posted a Twitter publication in connection with the armed attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, reports.

"Moldova strongly condemns the armed attack on the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Tehran today, in which the head of security was killed and two guards wounded. Our thoughts go out to our colleagues at Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all those affected," said the tweet.

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 50s, 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.

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