BAKU, January 29. /TASS/. Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran has suspended its work, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov said on Sunday.
"We have completely suspended the embassy’s diplomatic activities," he said, adding that five embassy employees are staying in Tehran to protect the building and the embassy’s property. "But they will not be engaged in diplomatic activities," he explained.
According to the diplomat, Azerbaijan’s consulate general in Tabriz will continue to operate routinely.
A plane with the evacuated personnel of the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran landed in Baku on Sunday evening. This decision followed the January 27 attack on the country’s embassy in Tehran, killing a security officer and wounding two more. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev described the incident as a terror attack and demanded a thorough investigation of the incident and "punishment of the terrorists." Khalafov said earlier that Baku had told Tehran it did not trust Iran in what concerns the embassy’s security.