BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Security was stepped up outside Iran’s Embassy in Ankara on Monday, following reports subsequently denied by Iran’s Foreign Ministry, of the embassy being evacuated following a bomb-plot notice.
Earlier on Monday, Turkish media reported that local security had uncovered notice of a possible suicide bomb attack on the facility, and that the Iranian ambassador had been evacuated from the building.
The information was later refuted by Iran’s Foreign Ministry, according to reports. Iranian officials at the embassy also reportedly confirmed all staff were present at the embassy.
Footage shows Turkish police stopping cars for checks around the embassy building.
The road in front of the embassy was temporarily closed to traffic but has since been reopened.