Germany expels 2 Iran diplomats over dual national’s death penalty

GERMANY said today that it was expelling two diplomats from the Iranian embassy in Berlin in response to the death sentence an Iranian court handed down against an Iranian-German national.

After the death penalty verdict yesterday against Jamshid Sharmahd, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in a statement that Berlin was “declaring two Iranian embassy staff members to be persona non grata” and “ordering them to leave Germany”.