The UN condemns the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran, spokesman for the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric said at a briefing on January 27.
“We emphasize that attacks on diplomatic missions are strictly prohibited under international law. We have taken note that the Iranian authorities have opened an investigation,” he said.
Dujarric also expressed hope that the attacker would be brought to justice.
On the morning of January 27, a man entered the building of the diplomatic mission of Azerbaijan and opened fire with a firearm. One person died – it was the head of the embassy security, two more employees were injured. The attacker was arrested on the spot. He attributed his actions to personal motives and family problems.
After that, the Iranian ambassador to Baku was summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry in connection with the attack on the country’s embassy in Tehran.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy monstrous. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed condolences in connection with the incident and expressed the hope that all those responsible for this attack will be punished.
Igor Polyachenko, head of the international cooperation department at the State University of Management, told Izvestia that Iran’s opponents may be trying to create tension in Iranian-Azerbaijani relations. Nevertheless, there is hope that the attack on the embassy will not lead to negative consequences in the dialogue between the two countries.