Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation

Legal Analysis and Research Public Union strongly condemns the attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran, which resulted in the death and injury of employees of the diplomatic mission. Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. 

We need to stress the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on receiving States under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Iran is failed to fulfill its obligations under the Convention to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity and any attack on diplomatic premises, agents and consular officers.

All States including Iran, should combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

In addition, according to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, Annexed to General Assembly resolution 3166 (XVIII) of 14 December 1973, any representative or official of a State or any official or other agent of an international organization of an intergovernmental character who, at the time when and in the place where a crime against him, his official premises, his private accommodation or his means of transport is committed, is entitled pursuant to international law to special protection from any attack on his person, freedom or dignity, as well as members of his family forming part of his household.

We have to note that the recent anti-Azerbaijani campaign in Iranian state-owned and private media, dissemination of hatred in social media against our country led to such attack against our diplomatic mission.

We demand Iranian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and take appropriate measures to punish those responsible.

We express our sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan Orkhan Asgarov. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured persons.

@Legal Analysis and Research Public Union