Iran receives a letter from the United States

The Swiss Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday that when the Iranian government summoned the charg é d’affaires of the Swiss Embassy in Iran, the Swiss side transmitted a letter from the United States. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammed Jawad Zarif, said Iran had “responded unequivocally” to “bold letters” from the United States.
A woman attends a memorial service for Sulaimani in Tehran, Iran.
After the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 1980, Switzerland represented the U.S. interests in Iran. Iran’s government summoned the temporary agent of the Swiss Embassy in Iran on the morning of the 3rd to protest against the US air strikes. Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday that the charg é d’affaires A.I. of the Swiss Embassy in Iran had transmitted a letter to the United States at that time.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Zarif told Iranian media on the evening of the 3rd that Swiss officials conveyed “stupid messages from the US side” on the morning of the 3rd. Iran summoned the official that night to “respond decisively” in writing to a “bold letter” from the United States.
Zarif did not specify the specific content of the message from Switzerland or the specific response from Iran.
Major general Ali fadawi, a senior official of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, told Iran’s state television that the U.S. side “resorted to diplomatic channels” after the 3-day air raid. Through this channel, the US even said that if Iran wants to retaliate, the retaliation should be “proportionate” to the US action.
Fadawi said the US side has no right to dictate. It’s going to be a tough response from the United States, not just Iran.