Former Secretary of State, John Kerry, really stepped in it this time. What is he thinking? Working against the U.S. President by allegedly making deals with Iran after Trump closed the door in their faces.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded on his Obama-era, John Kerry, for “actively undermining” U.S. policy. Kerry is undermining the United States by meeting with Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. Reportedly to ‘work’ on nuclear policies.
According to The Boston Harold, in unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said Friday that Kerry’s meetings with Mohammad Javad Zarif were “unseemly and unprecedented” and “beyond inappropriate.” President Donald Trump had late Thursday accused Kerry of holding “illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people.”
Pompeo said he would leave “legal determinations to others” but slammed Kerry as a former secretary of state for engaging with “the world’s largest state-sponsor of terror” and telling Iran to “wait out this administration.” He noted that just this week Iranian-backed militias had fired rockets at U.S. diplomatic compounds in Iraq.
“You can’t find precedent for this in U.S. history, and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior,” an agitated Pompeo told reporters at the State Department. “It’s inconsistent with what foreign policy of the United States is as directed by this president, and it is beyond inappropriate for him to be engaged.”
Kerry has denied “coaching” Iranian officials on how to respond to Trump administration policies. “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 told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner reported.
Those conversations took place before Trump withdrew from the Iran deal, according to the Friday evening statement.