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Leading Swiss diplomat falls to death in Iranian capital Tehran

The cause of the Swiss diplomat's fall has yet to be reported [Godong/Universal/Getty-file photo]

Date of publication: 4 May, 2021

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Switzerland's number-two diplomat in Iran fell to her death from a residential tower in the north of Tehran.
The first secretary of the Swiss embassy in Tehran died after falling from a residential tower in the city's north on Tuesday morning, according to reports.

The local Mehr News Agency said the reason for her fall was not apparent.

A spokesman for Iran's emergency medical services, Mojtaba Khalidi, told the news agency that the first secretary was 51-years-old, although her name has not been revealed.

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According to the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency, the first secretary resided on the tower's 18th floor and was the embassy’s number-two employee and said she was 52-years-old.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed highlighted that Switzerland is the protecting power for the United States in Iran, a role it has held since 1980, according to the embassy’s website.

This Swiss embassy assists US citizens with diplomatic representation due to Washington's lack of a presence there.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed added that Bern is also a critical mediator between Washington and Tehran.

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