At approximately 0830 local time (0500 UTC) on 27 January 2023, an assailant opened fire in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the capital Tehran with an automatic rifle. The embassy’s head of security was killed and two security guards were injured. Authorities detained one suspect linked to the attack. While Iranian authorities claimed the suspect attacked the embassy in response to family issues, the relationship between these issues and the embassy attack is unclear.