Azerbaijan's diplomatic missions in a number of countries are facing security issues: U.S Ambassador to OSCE

Michael Carpenter, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

© APA | Michael Carpenter, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

# 02 February 2023 16:55 (UTC +04:00)

"We express our condolences to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and the family of the deceased in connection with the attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran," said Michael Carpenter, United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, APA reports.

According to him, the United States condemns any form of violence and is committed to ensuring the security of foreign diplomatic missions.

"We call on the Iranian authorities to investigate and bring those responsible for the attack to justice. We note that Azerbaijan's representative offices in a number of other countries have also faced security problems in recent months. We reiterate our support for the security of all diplomatic missions. We remind the Iranian government of its responsibility to protect foreign diplomats in Iran in accordance with the Vienna Convention," said Michael Carpenter.

Note that an armed attack took place at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Iran on January 27, 2023, at about 8:30 by Baku time. As a result of this vile attack, Orkhan Askerov, the head of the security service of the diplomatic mission, was killed while performing his official duties, and two employees of the Embassy were injured.

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