The U.S. ambassador to Germany had harsh words for Iran during an interview Wednesday night, calling the regime "very deceitful" and said the U.S. government does not do business with companies that do business in Iran.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell was on Fox News and said the "chaos" in Iran and Syria are destabilizing the Middle East and even Europe.
"This is an issue for me that's very personal," Grenell said. "I worked on this issue inside the [U.N.] Security Council for eight years. I've seen the evidence. Iran is very deceitful. They push gays off buildings, they are a regime that funds terrorism. I would argue that Syria and Yemen are in chaos largely because of Iran funding, largely because of Iran's chaos.
"What I've been making the case to the Germans is to say, all of your migration problem, at least a large portion of it, you can blame on Iran and the chaos in Syria. So, you must stop funding this regime."
Grenell said he and his team continue to meet with CEOs to persuade them to stop doing business in Iran.
"When we talk to the CEOs and we say it very clearly, they choose the United States," Grenell said. "We tell them, you get to choose where you want to do business. We're not telling you where to do business. But you can't do both [the U.S. and Iran]. You can pick one, but you can't do both. And we're watching."
President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal in May and has taken a hard stance against the Iranian regime, which has threatened the U.S. and its allies.
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