Switzerland called upon for latest US-Iran spat
The Swiss ambassador in Iran has been summoned to explain why a journalist working for the Iranian broadcaster Press TV has been arrested in the United States.
Marzieh Hashemi is a US citizen and lives in Iran. He was arrested by the FBI in St Louis and taken to Washington DC.
The reasons for his detention are not clear.
The Swiss ambassador was given a protest note by the Iranian foreign ministry which is demanding the journalist’s immediate release.
Switzerland represents the United States in Iran.