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Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry said a security guard was killed in the attack.
A security guard has been killed in an armed attack on the Azerbaijan embassy in Iran’s capital Tehran, the country’s foreign ministry said.
“The attackers broke through the guard post and killed the guard commander with a Kalashnikov assault rifle,” it said.
The ministry added that two people were also injured in Friday’s attack. An investigation has been launched.
A video shared on social media showed what appeared to be broken glass and door damage inside the embassy building.
Police in Tehran said they had arrested the suspect and were investigating the motive behind the attack.
The suspect entered the embassy with two young children and may have been motivated by “personal problems,” Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing the police chief. rice field.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu condemned the “attack of treachery” on Twitter. “Azerbaijan is never alone,” he said, offering condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
Iran, home to millions of Azerbaijanis, has long accused Baku of fomenting separatist sentiment in its territory.
Relations between Baku and Tehran have traditionally been tense, as Turkish-speaking Azerbaijan is a close ally of Iran’s historic rival Turkey.
Iran also suspects Azerbaijan’s military cooperation with Israel, a major arms supplier to Baku, and says Tel Aviv could use Azerbaijan’s territory as a bridgehead against Iran.