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TEHRAN JOHN: Pompeo Says Kerry Briefing Iran While He Was Briefing Trump

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.28.21

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted his predecessor this week after leaked audio claims John Kerry was divulging Israeli military secrets to Iran; saying the top Obama official was “briefing” Tehran while he was briefing Donald Trump.

“Looks like from this reporting it’s confirmed what we already believed, which is when I was briefing President Trump, Kerry was briefing Zarif on intelligence that related to Israeli operations,” he said.

“I hope that’s not true. John Kerry needs to come forward and speak to the American people and explain to them why he was meeting with Zarif.”

“We believe he was absolutely telling the Iranians ‘hang on, this pressure campaign; the power that is being exerted by America against you, it’ll be over, [Biden] will win this election, it’ll be 4 years you can hang in there, don’t for a minute negotiate with the Trump team’. So he has an awful lot of explaining to do.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to comment on the situation Tuesday.

“In tapes obtained by the New York Times, the Iranian Foreign Minister said John Kerry informed him of Israelis attacking Iranian interests at least 200 times,” pressed one reporter.

“We’re not going to comment on leaked tapes,” said Psaki.

From Fox News:

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed in leaked audio that then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informed him of more than 200 Israeli operations in Syria.

Kerry has previously been accused of colluding with Iranian leaders to undermine the Trump administration. Kerry is now a part of the Biden administration and has a seat on the National Security Council as the special presidential envoy for climate.

Kerry shocked Zarif by revealing that Israel had attacked Iranian targets in Syria more than 200 times, according to leaked audio obtained by The New York Times and other outlets. 

Zarif also spoke frankly about his limited power compared to Ayatollah Ali Khameini and the blow the U.S. dealt to Iran by killing Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January 2020. 

Kerry faced criticism on Monday over Zarif’s claim.

“John Kerry was ratting out Israeli covert operations in Syria directly to the Iranian foreign minister. Let that sink in. Wow,” Noah Pollak of the foreign policy-focused Democratic Alliance Group wrote on Twitter.

Read the full report at Fox News.

 

TEHRAN JOHN DENIES IT: Kerry Claims Iranian Allegations ‘Never Happened’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.28.21

Former Secretary of State John Kerry denied any wrongdoing Monday after the Iranian Foreign Minister was caught on tape claiming the top Obama aide informed him of covert Israeli military operations.

“I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since,” posted Kerry on Twitter.

 

Republican Senators are calling for new investigations into former Secretary of State John Kerry’s relationship with Iran after leaked audio allegedly shows the top Obama official revealing covert Israeli military secrets to Tehran.

“This is something that deserves a Senate investigation. If it indeed is proven to be accurate, then John Kerry should seriously consider resignation,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“This is something that is serious. This is someone who has served our nation at very high levels, that had information, whether as a Senator or as Secretary of State and knew what was happening on the diplomatic and military front, to give that information to someone who is an adversary is something of tremendous concern to me,” she added.

From Fox News:

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed in recently leaked audio that John Kerry, when he was serving as Secretary of State during the Obama administration, informed him of more than 200 Israeli operations in Syria.

Kerry has previously been accused of colluding with Iranian leaders to undermine the Trump administration. Kerry is now a part of the Biden administration and has a seat on the National Security Council as the special presidential envoy for climate.

Kerry shocked Zarif by revealing that Israel had attacked Iranian targets in Syria more than 200 times, according to leaked audio obtained by The New York Times and other outlets. 

Kerry faced criticism on Monday over Zarif’s claim.

“John Kerry was ratting out Israeli covert operations in Syria directly to the Iranian foreign minister. Let that sink in. Wow,” Noah Pollak of the foreign policy-focused Democratic Alliance Group wrote on Twitter.

Former special advisor for Iran at the State Department Gabriel Noronha weighed in on Zarif’s lasting political career, despite his differences with others in Iranian governnment.

“The main reason Zarif has survived as Foreign Minister for 8 years in Iran’s cutthroat political environment is that he serves as the ‘reasonable’ storefront to the world, protecting the more empowered radical elements of the regime from Western and press scrutiny,” Noronha said in a statement.

Read the full report here.

‘TEHRAN JOHN’: GOP Senators Demand Answers Over Kerry’s Conversations with Iran About Israel

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.27.21

Republican Senators are calling for new investigations into former Secretary of State John Kerry’s relationship with Iran after leaked audio allegedly shows the top Obama official revealing covert Israeli military secrets to Tehran.

“This is something that deserves a Senate investigation. If it indeed is proven to be accurate, then John Kerry should seriously consider resignation,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“This is something that is serious. This is someone who has served our nation at very high levels, that had information, whether as a Senator or as Secretary of State and knew what was happening on the diplomatic and military front, to give that information to someone who is an adversary is something of tremendous concern to me,” she added.

From Fox News:

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed in recently leaked audio that John Kerry, when he was serving as Secretary of State during the Obama administration, informed him of more than 200 Israeli operations in Syria.

Kerry has previously been accused of colluding with Iranian leaders to undermine the Trump administration. Kerry is now a part of the Biden administration and has a seat on the National Security Council as the special presidential envoy for climate.

Kerry shocked Zarif by revealing that Israel had attacked Iranian targets in Syria more than 200 times, according to leaked audio obtained by The New York Times and other outlets. 

Kerry faced criticism on Monday over Zarif’s claim.

“John Kerry was ratting out Israeli covert operations in Syria directly to the Iranian foreign minister. Let that sink in. Wow,” Noah Pollak of the foreign policy-focused Democratic Alliance Group wrote on Twitter.

Former special advisor for Iran at the State Department Gabriel Noronha weighed in on Zarif’s lasting political career, despite his differences with others in Iranian governnment.

“The main reason Zarif has survived as Foreign Minister for 8 years in Iran’s cutthroat political environment is that he serves as the ‘reasonable’ storefront to the world, protecting the more empowered radical elements of the regime from Western and press scrutiny,” Noronha said in a statement.

Read the full report here.

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