Iran dismisses reports of suicide bomb threat at embassy in Ankara

REUTERS
ANKARA
Published 15.10.2018 12:05
Updated 15.10.2018 14:05
Armed police officers standing guard on the street where the Iran embassy is located in Ankara, 15 Sept. 2018. (DHA Photo)
Armed police officers standing guard on the street where the Iran embassy is located in Ankara, 15 Sept. 2018. (DHA Photo)

Iran dismissed reports on Monday of a suicide bomb threat at its embassy in Ankara, Iranian state television said, after a Turkish newspaper reported a planned attack on the building.

Turkish daily Sözcu reported that the embassy had been evacuated after authorities were informed of a planned suicide bomb attack on the building.

However a Reuters TV cameraman at the scene said visitors to the embassy reported that operations were continuing normally despite heightened security in the area.

Police carried out searches on vehicles and the road on which the embassy is located was briefly closed to traffic, he said, adding that it was later reopened.

Iran's foreign ministry denied that there was a bomb threat against the embassy and denied that the building had been evacuated, state TV reported.

Turkish authorities issued no official statement about the incident yet.

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