Oh dear, I fear this will get baldy orange cunto ranting on twatter.

Several European countries have registered a transaction channel with Iran in order to facilitate trade despite US sanctions, German diplomats confirmed to DW on Thursday.

The channel, set up by Germany, France and the UK (E3), is called INSTEX short for "Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges."

The payment channel allows for European countries to continue trade with Iran but could put them on a collision course with Washington.