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Security measures on Iran’s embassy in Ankara lifted

Ankara, The security measures that were implemented Monday following a phone threat against Iran's embassy in Turkey were suspended after the situation returned normal.

A person claiming to be affiliated to the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) in a phone call to Turkish police threatened that he would carry out a suicide bomb attack against Iran's embassy in Ankara.

Police took some security measures in the building and the street leading to the embassy.

The measures were suspended a few hours later when the situation returned to normal.

Turkish media reported that the Iranian embassy has been evacuated following a warning on a possible suicide bomb attack.

The reports also claimed that the street leading to the building was cordoned off after a suspected suicide attacker entered the embassy.

Iran's Ambassador to Ankara Ebrahim Taherianfard rejected the evacuation of the embassy, describing the threat as 'false'.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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