"Iran is very unhappy about the implications of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization," British political scientist Neil Watson told APA's British correspondent.
"I am saddened to hear of the murder of Orkhan Asgarov, Head of the Security Services at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran, and the injury of two other guards.
Although Iranian media claim that the Kalishnikov-wielding killer was motivated by personal issues, the timing is very suspicious, and one cannot help but conclude that this is an act of terror underwritten by the Iranian state.
Iran is very unhappy about the implications of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization, it sees internal turmoil in its country and a possible greater autonomy for the South Azerbaijanis, whose rights have been subjugated for so long, and it wishes to derail the Azerbaijani-Turkish alliance and Azerbaijan’s cooperation with Israel.
We can never expect a transparent investigation into this act by the Iranian authorities, and the implications are huge," British political scientist said.