Iranian police announced today, Tuesday, the opening of an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a Swiss diplomat, whose body was found in the morning in northern Tehran, after it was “fallen.”
“Specialized police units are looking into the case of” the death of this “52-year-old Swiss woman working in the Swiss embassy in Tehran, the National Police wrote in a brief message posted on its website.
In statements sent to the press, the spokesman for the Iranian emergency services, Mojtaba Khaldi, said that the body of the “employee at the embassy” was found this morning after it fell from a (residential) tower in the Kamraniya area, in the north of the capital.
Khaldi explained to the French press that the diplomacy fell from the seventeenth floor of the building in which she lived, while the circumstances of the accident were not immediately known.
Clarification and condolences
For its part, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said that an employee of its embassy in Iran died as a result of an accident, without specifying the identity of the victim.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its President, Federal Counselor Inazio Cassis, are shocked about the tragic death, and express their deepest condolences to the family,” she added.
The ministry indicated that “for reasons of privacy and data protection” it cannot “provide more information.”
Switzerland has represented the United States’ diplomatic interests in Iran since relations between Washington and Tehran were severed shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.