European countries seeking to circumvent U.S. trade sanctions against Iran by avoiding use of the dollar have been slammed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu said Sunday in a video statement European countries “should be ashamed of themselves” for seeking to trade with Iran. He says the countries were enabling Iran to develop nuclear weapons by enabling it to transact with the rest of the world.
Last week, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden said they were joining INSTEX, a body designed to facilitate European commerce with Iran, as Breitbart News reported.
“As founding shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), France, Germany and the United Kingdom warmly welcome the decision taken by the governments of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, to join INSTEX as shareholders,” the three said in a joint statement.