Trump's New Ambassador Threatened Germany Minutes After He Announced Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal
After President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the U.S. out of the Obama administration's Iran deal, his newly-sworn in Ambassador to Germany threatened Germany.
Trump addressed the nation and the world Tuesday afternoon, claiming the Iran deal the prevents Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons actually allows them to obtain nuclear weapons – which is false.
And despite urging from America's closest European allies, Trump pulled the plug.
During his speech – which was high on rhetoric, short on substance, and totally absent any real path forward – Trump announced: "We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction. Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States. America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail."
Shortly after, Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, threatened Germany.
As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies doing busin… https://t.co/pdYjAJ3C6f— Richard Grenell (@Richard Grenell)1525804948.0
Notice the difference in language.
Trump said, "Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned."
Grenell says, "German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately."
Several on social media called out Grenell, who has a history of caustic tweets.