Could foul play be at work here?
According to reports from international outlets, a Swiss official tied to the Biden admin was found mysteriously dead after she had fallen from a 17th story balcony.
This scenario is all too common in The Middle East, and many officials, opposition leaders, dissidents, celebrities, and intelligence officers have mysteriously died in this manner.
It remains to be seen if foul play is indeed at work here, but knowing what we know about Middle East politics, it is not farfetched nor a far cry to suspect that this was politically motivated murder.
Here is more on the story:
Reuters penned the facts:
The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by Iranian news agencies.
The Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) said an employee at its embassy in Iran had died of an accident, without identifying the victim. "The FDFA and its head Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family," it said.
Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi said the diplomat's body was found by a gardener after an employee who arrived at her apartment early on Tuesday noticed she was missing, the news agency Fars reported.
CNN gave some background info on Diplomat:
Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi said the diplomat's body was found by a gardener after an employee who arrived at her apartment early on Tuesday noticed she was missing.
This person was the first secretary of the Swiss embassy," Khaledi told Mehr news agency. "The cause of her fall has yet to be determined," he told Fars.
The diplomat was 51, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Other reports put her age at 52.
Switzerland has represented US diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran cut ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.