Iran’s regime publicly hanged a man based on anti-gay charges in January. Grenell, who is the most senior openly gay official in the Trump administration, is overseeing a campaign for the US administration to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ‘POST’: TEHRAN MAYOR SHOULD BE ON US/EU SANCTIONS LIST
Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, one of America’s most high-profile diplomats, slammed Berlin’s municipal government and the Foreign Ministry for mainstreaming an Iranian mayor who should be sanctioned by the US and EU because of his terrorism activities.
“Rolling out the red carpet in Berlin for the IRGC affiliated mayor of Tehran, who calls for the destruction of Israel and supports pushing gays off tall buildings, is unjustifiable,” Grenell told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “A senior Berlin city official told me that the Foreign Ministry asked the city to host the terrorism-supporting mayor – so I am not sure whose idea it was to welcome the guy. But the IRGC affiliated mayor should be on the US and EU sanctions list, not on the City of Berlin’s VIP list,” he said.
Amid a rise in anti-Jewish violence in Berlin, mayor Michael Müller will meet with Tehran’s mayor Pirouz Hanachi, who has participated in a rally calling for Israel’s destruction, and was a member of the US-sanctioned Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.