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Aiding the Enemy: John Kerry Told Iranian Foreign Minister About Secret Israeli Military Operations

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said in a leaked audio recording that former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria more than 200 times, The New York Times reported.

The level of sensitivity of the information is not clear from the Zarif recording, which was first reported by Iran International and picked up by the Times.

“Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said,” the Times reported.

The revelation drew allegations that Kerry had sold out Israel to his Iranian counterpart.

“John Kerry was ratting out Israeli covert operations in Syria directly to the Iranian foreign minister,” Noah Pollak, the executive director of the Democratic Alliance Initiative, said on Twitter.

It is unclear from reports of the Zarif tape whether the Israeli strikes were covert missions. But according to Zarif’s telling, he was not aware of the attacks prior to Kerry’s disclosure.

Iran International, which is based in London, downplayed Zarif’s remarks, saying that Israel’s attacks in Syria had been reported in the international press in 2017.

The National Security Council referred The Daily Caller News Foundation to the State Department for comment about Zarif’s remarks. The agency did not respond to a request for information on when Kerry would have shared the information with Zarif and whether the information was classified.

Kerry came under scrutiny during the Trump administration over private meetings he held with Zarif to discuss the Iran nuclear deal. Some Republicans accused Kerry at the time of undermining the Trump administration and U.S. interests by maintaining ties to Zarif.

The Boston Globe reported in May 2018 that Kerry had met with Zarif months earlier to strategize on salvaging the deal, which Kerry helped push through during the Obama administration.

Kerry told radio host Hugh Hewitt in September 2018 that he had met in person with Zarif “three or four times” since leaving office.

He denied in the interview that he had “coached” Zarif on how to deal with the Trump administration on the Iran nuclear deal.

“What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better,” Kerry said in the interview.

President Donald Trump suggested that Kerry may have violated the Logan Act by discussing the nuclear deal with Zarif.

Zarif made other explosive revelations in the interview, which was conducted with Iranian journalist Saeed Laylaz.

According to Iran International, Zarif alleged that Qassim Soleimani, the former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force who was killed in a U.S. airstrike last year, worked with Russia to undermine Iran’s nuclear agreement with the West. He also said that the Revolutionary Guards are largely in charge of crafting Iran’s foreign policy.

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3 Comments

  1. Ah, yes, Grasshopper….Karma is at work……Light is creeping into the pits of evil’s darkness…..I hope he doesn’t resign, at least not before he’s questioned about this AND what he’s done since !!! How much information of ours has he sold or traded? I “believe” his daughter is married to an muckity muck Iranian ?? He’s a lurching slime ball and I can ony imaginethe possibility of a “Treasonist” There’s no statute of limitations on murder
    WE MUST take back the Congressional power in ’22…..start campaigning NOW

  2. Seems like it is time for a private jet with the the Secretary of State aboard to suffer a tragic, very tragic failure somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean.

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