Iran: Swiss Ambassador Called in by Iranian Authorities

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 9, 2011

Question:  Regarding the reported U.S. drone in Iranian hands, has the Swiss Ambassador been called in by the Iranians as our protecting power and what details can we provide regarding any meetings? Was the new U.S. Virtual Embassy Tehran raised in this meeting or in any other contact with Iranian authorities?

Answer:  The Swiss have informed us that the Swiss Ambassador was called in by the Iranians. We do not discuss the substance of our diplomatic exchanges. The Swiss are charged with assisting American Citizens in Iran and for representing us with formal bilateral diplomatic issues.

PRN: 2011/2096