2020-01-11 | 09:22
[size=18]The American "Wall Street Journal" revealed the secrets of the Swiss mediation between Washington and Tehran.
The paper quoted a report on US officials , affirming that " the US administration of President, Donald Trump, hours after her assassination commander (Quds Force) in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, in Iraq, delivered through the Embassy of Switzerland in Tehran 's message to the Iranian side urged him to Avoid escalation. "
"Swiss Ambassador to Tehran , [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/4161060126/%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%88%D8%B3 %D9%84%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%B1/ar/]Marcus Leitner[/url] , the 53-year-old veteran diplomat, delivered that message personally to the Iranian Foreign Minister, [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/3499102123/%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%AF %D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AF %D8%B8%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%81/ar/]Mohammad Javad Zarif[/url] , who, according to an official familiar with the matter, expressed his anger at the assassination of Soleimani ," US and Swiss officials said. And he described his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, as a thug, stressing that "the United States is the source of all problems."
In the following days, the White House and the Iranian leadership exchanged, through the Swiss ambassador, other messages that officials of the two parties described as "more balanced" than the fiery statements that Trump and Zarif exchanged via Twitter.[/size]
The newspaper sources pointed out that "this indirect dialogue, which took place in an atmosphere of tense reservation, allowed both parties to talk openly about their positions and avoid mistakes," according to US officials.
A senior US official acknowledged to the newspaper, "The Swiss side played a useful and reliable role that both sides value," while an Iranian official said that the Swiss embassy gives Tehran and Washington "a desired bridge to communicate, when the other was burned."
Swiss officials confirmed to the newspaper, "Their country's embassy receives messages from the United States to the leadership of Iran through a special encrypted fax machine located inside a closed room, which only the highest embassy officials have access to."
This agency gives the embassy direct communication with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran and the country's embassy in Washington .
The newspaper pointed out that "the Swiss ambassador regularly visits Washington to hold meetings on Iran behind closed doors with senior officials in the Pentagon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the intelligence services."