Iran embassy in Turkey reportedly evacuated after suicide bomb tip

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) – The Iranian Embassy in Ankara has been evacuated after Turkish security forces received a tip about a possible suicide bombing plot, according to local media reports.

Istanbul-based Daily Sabah has quoted Turkish daily Sözcü on Monday as reporting that the Iranian Embassy in Ankara has been evacuated after Turkish security forces received a tip about a possible suicide bombing plot.

The report adds that after receiving the tip, Turkish police evacuated the Iranian ambassador and cordoned off Tehran Street where the embassy is located.

The report was followed by a statement issued by Iranian Foreing Ministry, which dismissed the claims that the embassy was evacuated over the bombing threat. The spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, stressed that the embassy personnel are safe and in perfect health, carrying out their daily tasks at the diplomatic site.

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