Wisma Putra: M'sia condemns attack at Azerbaijan embassy in Tehran

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia condemns the attack at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tehran, Iran and calls for immediate action, says Wisma Putra.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said it would also continue to closely monitor the situation in the Middle Eastern country.

"Malaysia reiterates its firm stance rejecting any acts of violence and terrorism in all of its forms and calls for the perpetrators of this heinous attack to be swiftly brought to justice.

"Malaysia expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of this criminal act and their families and to the Government and the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

"The Embassy of Malaysia in Tehran is closely monitoring the development and actively liaising with local authorities for the latest security update," it said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 28).

Wisma Putra added that the Malaysian embassy in Tehran could be reached through phone call at (+9821) 8807 2444 / (+9821) 8807 8606 or email mwtehran@kln.gov.my.

On Friday (Jan 27), Reuters reported that a security official was killed and two people were wounded when a shooter opened fire at Azerbaijan's embassy in Iran.

"The attacker broke through the guard post, killing the head of security with a Kalashnikov assault rifle," Azerbaijan's foreign ministry said.

Video shared on social media showed what appeared to be broken glass and damage to a door inside the embassy building.

Police in Tehran said they had arrested a suspect and are investigating the motive behind the attack.

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