FM spox: No request for creation of US consular service at Swiss embassy in Tehran

MNA – The spokesperson of Iranian Foreign Ministry Seyyed Abbas Mousavi announced on Monday that Iran has not asked for the creation of a consular service through the Swiss Embassy, who represent US interests in Tehran.

Mousavi denied the whole idea, reacting to a reported published by Wall Street Journal on November 3, in which an unnamed US official was quoted as saying that Iran has recently asked for the creation of a consular service through the Swiss, who represent US interests in Tehran.

The quoted US official claimed that the consular service could be used to facilitate negotiations over prisoner swaps.

Swiss embassy, which looks after American affairs in Iran.