The German Foreign Ministry was struck by the US Ambassador after diplomats celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution in Berlin, a regime that seeks to destroy the United States and Israel.
Niels Annen, Minister According to the Bild newspaper, at the beginning of May this week a representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and a representative of the Iranian ministry were involved in the pro-mullah regime's event at the Iranian Embassy in Berlin.
"Nobody should confuse the wish to celebrate with a celebration celebrating 40 years of brutality. This sends out a disturbingly mixed message, "said Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, to Fox News.
A spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry defended Annen's appearance at the celebration in a statement to Fox News in which he said said Germany wanted to keep "channels of dialogue" open.
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After Annen participated in honoring the revolution of the Iranian regime, he traveled to Warsaw to represent Germany at a US-sponsored Middle East meeting to stop Iranian jingoism in the region should. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the international community could "not achieve peace and security" in the Middle East without first being confronted with Iran.
Vice President Mike Pence also called on the European Union to withdraw from Iran's controversial nuclear deal. Last year, the Trump government withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Action of Action, the official name of the Iranian nuclear agreement, because the agreement has not stopped Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon, as the US and France say The United Kingdom is leading the EU in an effort to escape the harsh US sanctions against the Iranian regime. Pence said the EU's US-US sanctions mechanism is "an attempt to break US sanctions against the murderous revolutionary regime in Iran."
"It is an inappropriate move that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the EU, and create even more distance between Europe and the United States," Pence added.
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While the German government was celebrating the Iranian regime's revolution, Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic, held a rally on Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) on Monday, saying Iran would continue its missile program Remove. The rally, attended by tens of thousands, was covered with banners featuring "Death to America," "Death to Israel," and "Forty Years of Challenge, Forty Years of US Defeat."
The celebration in the Iranian Embassy with German diplomats coincides with reports of massive human rights violations by the clerical regime.
Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin told FoxNews.com, "If Iran executes someone executed solely for homosexuality, then Iran's recent nefarious activities must be identified and treated as gross violations of human rights Mechanisms designed to circumvent Iran's US accountability efforts have made the EU clear that it intends to support Iran despite this behavior. The EU demands that they need this new system for food, medicines and certain essential goods. However, these products are already exempt from US sanctions, which raises the question – what's next?
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"This new financial system can create new loopholes for other countries to help Iran, and we must There are serious discussions with the EU, including [on] the EU's failure to recognize Hezbollah as a serious representative of Iran. "
Uwe Becker, mayor and treasurer of the Frankfurt financial capital, told Fox News," This is not just an unnecessary address devoted to the Iranian leadership, but a slap in the face of all Iranians in the past 40 years under the mullah Regime suffered or fled. Even with the support of Iran for international terrorism, despite the threat of destroying Israel, or despite the recent expansion of the Iranian missile program, it would be necessary to continue relations with Tehran and participate in the Revolutionary Jubilee It is almost a self-denial of our own values to look into the face of Iranian tyranny. "
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wrote Nasrin Amirsedghi, a leading Iranian dissident in Germany on Twitter to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, a Social Democrat, and Annen: "This is our message: Warsaw says no to the mullahs."