A prominent Swiss diplomat was killed in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after she fell from one of the upper floors of a tall building.
The 51-year-old woman was working as a first secretary in her country’s embassy, and her name was not specified in Aden, according to the Iranian Mehr News Agency.
Police officers summoned paramedics to the site, in the Qamraniya region in Tehran, after finding the body of the woman, as she was dead “for some time.”
For its part, the Swiss Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of one of its employees in an accident in Iran, without announcing any details, in order to protect personal information, according to the officials.
“The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister Ignazio Cassis were shocked by the sad death and extend their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” a Swiss foreign ministry spokesman said.
The ministry stated that it was in contact with the family of the deceased diplomat, and with the Iranian authorities, to follow up on developments.
Switzerland has been representing the United States of America in diplomatic and consular work in Iran, since the crisis that arose between Washington and Tehran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.