The first secretary of the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the northern part of the city, an emergency services spokesman was quoted as saying by Iranian news agencies.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry (FDFA) said an employee at its embassy in Iran had died in an accident without identifying the victim. “The FDFA and its head, Federal Councilor Ignacio Cassis, are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family,”
Iranian emergency services spokesman Mohtaba Khaledi said the body of the diploma was found by a gardener after an employee who arrived at her apartment early on Tuesday noticed that she had disappeared, Fars news agency reported.
“This man was the first secretary of the Swiss embassy,” Khaledi told the Mehr news agency. “The reason for her fall has yet to be determined,” he told Fars.
The diplomat was 51 years old, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. According to other reports, she is 52 years old.
Switzerland represents US diplomatic interests in Iran after Washington and Tehran severed ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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