Iran said on Wednesday that it has been investigating the January deadly attack on Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran in hopes that the embassy will resume its operations soon, the official news agency IRNA reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
Aliyev hoped that the perpetrators behind the embassy attack would receive “appropriate” punishment.
They also shared views on the growing dynamism of the Baku-Tehran economic and trade relations, including the development of an international transport route linking South Asia to Northern Europe known as the International North-South Transport Corridor.
Azerbaijan shut down its embassy in Tehran following an armed attack on the mission on Jan. 27 that killed a staff member and injured two others.
Baku described the attack as an “act of terror,” but Tehran said investigations revealed that the assailant had “personal and family-related” motivations.
In remarks at a weekly press conference in late June, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani said Iran will continue the diplomatic efforts to restore the relations with Azerbaijan to a “normal and correct” path.