Apparently filmed by the assailants, the short clip shows the injured or dead body of a man in business attire lying on the floor of an office room as a man with an assault rifle walks past. The four gunmen at parliament had been surrounded and killed by security forces five hours after the attack began, the interior ministry said on Wednesday afternoon, adding that they had entering the building - where parliament was in session - dressed as women.
The fighters can be heard shouting in Arabic, rather than Farsi, as gunshots ring out and alarms go off in the background. The governor of Tehran said one assailant had blown themselves up and another shot dead at the shrine to Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
All the people sitting around us were staring (anyway, everyone stares at us by default, because there are hardly any tourists in Iran), it was hard to figure what to think of the situation.
While pursuing his doctoral studies in Paris, he worked from 1960 to 1962 as a research assistant at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.His uncle, Konstantinos Kitsikis (1893–1969), a celebrated architect, Nicolas' younger brother, was also a professor at the Athens Polytechnic School.His grandfather, a chief justice, Dimitri Kitsikis senior (1850–1898), had settled in Athens, in 1865, from Lesbos, his native island and was married to Cassandra (Κασσάνδρα), the sister of a member of the Greek Parliament, Dimitri Hatsopoulos (Δημήτρης Χατσόπουλος), 1844–1913, born in Karpenisi.His mother, Beata Kitsikis née Petychakis (Μπεάτα Πετυχάκη), was born in Herakleion, Crete, from a wealthy Cretan family and Greek Italian nobles from Trieste of mixed Roman Catholic and Orthodox origin.
Her father, Emmanuel Petychakis founded a beverage production plant in Cairo, Egypt and her stepfather Aristidis Stergiadis was the High Commissioner of Greece in Smyrna (Izmir) from 1919 to 1922. Tehran was hit by twin terror attacks on Wednesday morning involving gunmen and suicide bombers at both parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the south of the city.