Iran (IP) - Iran's President, in a phone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart stated that the governments of Tehran and Baku will not let bilateral relations be influenced by the ill-wishers.

Iran PressIran news: In a phone coversation with Azerbaijan's President, the Iranian president said that the governments of Iran and Azerbaijan do not allow their ties to be influenced by ill-wishers of the two nations.

Ebrahim Raisi added that friendly and brotherly relations between the Iranian and Azeri nations have been established based on inseparable historical and cultural bonds.

The two presidents spoke on the phone on Saturday, a day after a gunman shot dead a security guard and injured another two at Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Tehran.

The primary evidence shows that the gunmen's motivation to attack the embassy is personal, yet judicial investigations are underway to extract more about the motivation of the attack and its nature.

President Raisi extended condolences of the Iranian government and people over the incident, and expressed his sympathy with the Azerbaijani nation.

He said that relevant bodies have been tasked with following up the issues.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, on his part, thanked Raisi for his sympathy towards the Azeri nation.

Aliyev said that the Friday incident was an unexpected crime, but cooperation between the two countries should be at the level that no one gets the chance to disrupt the friendly relations between the two countries under the excuse of such incidents. 219