Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise in Iran, a senior member of staff at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has died after falling from the high-rise building where she lived.
Iranian media reports that the 51-year-old woman was first secretary at the embassy.
The Swiss foreign ministry also confirmed an employee had died in an accident.
The ministry added that it was in touch with the family and Iranian authorities.
It gave no further information about the circumstances of the death, citing data protection and privacy reasons.
Iranian foreign ministry also expressed its condolences, according to the state news agency Irna.
The ministry added that the death was under investigation by the relevant authorities and that the results would be made public soon.
Irna’s report cited the emergency services as saying that suicide had already been ruled out.
Switzerland has represented US diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran severed relations shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
First Secretary of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran is Fabienne Chappuis. She was a very experienced diplomat who served in Austria, Bulgaria and Brazil. She was the highest ranking diplomat at the Swiss Embassy and the Deputy Chief of the US interests section in Tehran.