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Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has appreciated Saudi, Omani, and Swiss officials for their cooperation to secure the release of an Iranian oil tanker from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah and the repatriation of an injured Iranian sailor who was hospitalized in the kingdom’s Jizan.
Swiss ambassador to Tehran, whose country represents the US interests in the Islamic Republic, has been invited to the Iranian Foreign Ministry to receive an official note regarding the recent incursion of a US spy drone into the Iranian airspace.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has strongly protested the US administration over an American spy drone's incursion into the Iranian airspace in an emergency phone call with the Swiss envoy in Tehran.
Iranian Minister of Labour Mohammad Shariatmadari has left Tehran for the Swiss city of Geneva to attend the 108th session of the International Labour Conference.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi is to visit Switzerland, the protector of the US' interests in Iran, amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Following the devastating floods which struck parts of Iran and left 70 people dead, several countries and international humanitarian bodies have started dispatching their aid cargos to the crisis-hit areas of Iran.
The Swiss government has finalised an independent payment mechanism for trade with Iran, which could be used to import drug and grain to the country.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society says it has established a company in Switzerland to transfer pharmaceuticals to Iran more easily in the wake of the US sanctions.
The Swiss government has promised to defend the economic interests of its companies that are active in Iran and would be targeted by renewed US sanctions, recommending that they go on with their business in the Islamic Republic.