The Australian Government denounces in the strongest possible terms the terror attacks carried out in Iran on Wednesday 7 June.
We understand that ISIS has claimed responsibility for this appalling act, which has reportedly killed at least 12 people and injured many more.
We extend our deep condolences and sympathy for the victims and their families, and the Iranian people.
I have spoken to our Ambassador in Tehran who has confirmed that all Embassy staff are safe.
The Australian Embassy in Tehran is monitoring the situation closely and is in contact with Iranian authorities to determine whether any Australians have been affected.
Australians concerned about the safety of family or friends who may have been affected should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
- Within Australia: 1300 555 135
- Outside Australia: +61 2 6261 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080
- Minister's office: (02) 6277 7500
- DFAT Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555