The newly appointed American ambassador to Germany is Richard Grenell. His first day on the job was Tuesday, the day President Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Obama-Iran nuclear deal. It was something.
Taking his cue directly from a White House talking points and fact sheet, Ambassador Grenell tweeted:
The reaction was fast and furious. Many German politicians were in high dudgeon, saying they say they don't like being lectured to. As for German firms, they do a reported $3.5 billion's worth of business with Iran. Some are talking defiance, while others have been expecting the reimposition of sanctions and have been reducing their Iranian footprint accordingly.