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Senior Swiss diplomat dies after fall from high-rise in Iran

Senior Swiss diplomat dies after fall from high-rise in Iran

The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has been found dead after falling from a high-rise building in Iran’s capital.

The Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) confirmed on Tuesday an employee at its embassy had died of an accident. The Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family. The Iranian foreign ministry also expressed its condolences, according to the IRNA.

Citing a spokesman for emergency services, the diplomat’s body had been found by a gardener after one of the embassy’s employees noticed the absence of the first secretary. Emergency services spokesman Majtaba Khaledi told Fars that “the cause of her fall has yet to be determined”.

Switzerland has a unique role in Iran, having to represent US diplomatic interests in the country ever since ties were cut between Washington and Tehran following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, BBC reports.