Gunman Attacks Iranian Interests Section in Washington

April 25, 2018

On April 25, a gunman attacked the Interests Section of Iran, housed in the Pakistani embassy, in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Secret Service responded to initial reports of shots fired and arrested an individual for assault. The individual had a weapon, but the Secret Service determined that shots had not been fired. Iranian state media posted a video of the arrest.


The Secret Service issued a statement clarifying what happened.



The Interests Section is the Islamic Republic’s only consular representation in the United States.