“I am committed to a more aggressive coordination with our European allies to make clear that criminalizing homosexuality or publicly hanging someone for being gay is incompatible with the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights," he told Fox News. “This is not the first time the Iranian regime has put a gay man to death with the usual outrageous claims of prostitution, kidnapping, or even pedophilia. And it sadly won’t be the last time they do it either.
Both Grenell and human rights activists are calling on the European Union to take action against Iran, saying the E.U. has been silent on previous human rights violations.