Today's armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran is not the first case in history, proving that Iran, in violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention, is not capable of protecting diplomatic missions in this country.
As soon as tension arises in Iran's relations with any country, their embassies are attacked, and always, oddly enough, by groups or individuals to which the government has nothing to do, Report informs.
Looking back into history, one can trace a whole thread of similar events, starting with the attack on the Russian embassy in Tehran. In 1829, a crowd of Tehranians attacked the Russian embassy. As a result of the attack, the entire convoy of the mission and the ambassador himself, Alexander Griboyedov, were killed. According to sources, the body of the diplomat, mutilated beyond recognition, could only be identified by the remnants of the embassy uniform and an old wound received in a duel.
And after that, the well-known attack on the US Embassy in 1979. On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the US embassy complex in Tehran, shouting "Death to America!" and "Give us the Shah!". They took 66 hostages, 13 people were later released, but most of the embassy staff were held captive for 444 days.
Similar attacks on diplomatic missions in Iran continue into the 21st century. So, in 2016, in Tehran, a crowd broke into the territory of the Saudi Arabian embassy and, throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the building of the diplomatic mission, started a fire there.
This begs the question of whether the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Iran was committed by only the man 'who did it due to family problems' or it is masterminded by the mullahs' regime, which committed various provocations against Azerbaijan over the past three years.