A senior Swiss diplomat fell to her death in Iran today.
The 52-year-old woman fell from a high-rise apartment in the capital, Tehran. The woman, who has not been identified by name, was the first secretary of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, the state-funded Press TV reported.
First responders did not say whether the death was being treated as an accident or a crime, according to the outlet. The official Islamic Republic News Agency reported that her death was an "accident" and that "suicide is rejected."
The Swiss public broadcaster Radiotelevisione Svizzera confirmed the diplomat’s death and reported that she fell from the 18th floor of the building.
Switzerland represents the United States’ diplomatic interests in Iran, as Tehran and Washington lack formal relations. In recent years, Switzerland has brokered prisoner exchanges between the two states. Iran and the United States are currently negotiating a possible return to the Iran nuclear deal. It was not immediately clear if the late diplomat was involved in these negotiations.