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US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell receives life threats

In January, he received a letter, which was sent directly to him, asked him to leave Germany or he would be killed, according to a media report. 

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 15 March 2019 6:52 AM GMT

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Washington: The US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has been receiving threats including one against his life, directing him to leave the country or he would be killed, the media reported on Friday.

In January, he received a letter, which was sent directly to him, asked him to leave Germany or he would be killed, according to a media report.

Signed by the "Society for the New Truth" it was one of several threats that have been sent to the embassy.

Grenell's spokesperson, Joseph Giordono-Scholz told media that "we do not publicly discuss security issues and procedures".

Grenell is a controversial figure in his host country, warning the German government against pursuing a gas pipeline to Russia, using Chinese technology and business contracts with Iran.

A former Republican political operative and spokesman to the UN, Grenell has carved an incendiary path since presenting his diplomatic credentials to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May 2018, clashing with officials, businesses and the media.

The 52-year-old envoy of Trump has become such a polarising figure that people have been planning a large protest to launch against him since the early 2019 in Berlin. He has also been the longest serving U.S. spokesman at the United Nations.

Saima Siddiqui

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