US envoy to Germany regrets Europeans joining INSTEX
US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has intensified his anti-Iran rhetoric by slamming six European countries for their decision to join a financial mechanism meant to circumvent American sanctions on Tehran.
According to Press TV, Grenell took to the Twitter on Friday to bash Norwegian Ambassador to Iran Lars Nordrum for an announcement that his country and five other European nations were becoming shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).
Grenell said the announcement by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden about joining the mechanism had come at a “terrible” time and after several days of riots in Iran over a government decision to increase the price of gasoline.
He said in a later tweet on Saturday that all those people and governments joining INSTEX or helping Iran through the mechanism should be blacklisted by the US.