Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan attacked by unknown assailants

Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan attacked by unknown assailants

Iran announced on Friday that its embassy in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku was attacked, as the latest development in the increasing tensions between the two neighbouring countries.

Fars News Agency quoted the Iranian ambassador to Baku, Abbas Mousavi, as saying: “A number of people attacked and defaced the embassy headquarters on Thursday evening.”

Mousavi added that he lodged a strong protest in this regard to the Azerbaijani authorities.

The ambassador pointed out that the diplomatic police and the Azerbaijani Ministry of Interior subsequently arrested and interrogated four of the assailants, stressing that the embassy “is following up the case until the desired result is achieved and those involved in the incident are punished.”

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