World leaders decry Trump’s attacks on congresswomen of color//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June. The prime minister will be at an emergency summit on Wednesday when all EU states will vote on an extension.
“This is a bipartisan push. People understand – religious people, individuals who may not always be in the LGBTI fight – they understand that criminalizing homosexuality is absolutely wrong,” Mr Grenell said.
“It is unbelievable to believe that in today’s world a 32-year-old man in Iran can be hanged simply for being gay,” he added, in reference to the alleged execution of a man on anti-gay and kidnapping charges.
US officials told NBC News that the campaign is in part aimed at denouncing Iran over its human rights record, adding that the US government would likely work with international organisations including the United Nations and the European Union to put pressue on the 71 countries that still penalise homosexuality.
Prime Minister Theresa May held constructive phone calls with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the need for legally binding changes to backstop, her spokeswoman said.
May also had calls with the leaders of Sweden, Portugal and Austria, her spokeswoman said.
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