April 23, 2020 / 10:53 AM / a month ago

Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions- IRIB

April 23 (Reuters) - Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to the IRIB news agency.

The ambassador was given a message to pass on to the United States that Iran will strongly defend its maritime rights in the Gulf and respond to any threats. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams)

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