After the U.S. State Department defended John Kerry over the news that the former U.S. Secretary of State sold out Israel, a United States ally, the Washington Free Beacon released new evidence confirming Kerry’s collusion with Teheran was real.
On April 25, The New York Times reported that Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a leaked tape that Kerry told him that Israel had carried out about 200 attacks on Iranian interests in Syria.
In the face of pressure from the media and the public, the U.S. State Department spoke up for Mr. Kerry.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said: “If you go back and look at press reporting from the time, this certainly was not secret, and governments that were involved were speaking to this publicly on the record.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Israeli’s attacks in Syria “were all reported in the press at the time, so it is utter nonsense.”
Kerry has denied informing Iran about Israel’s activities in Syria.
“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.” Kerry tweeted on April 27, two days after The New York Times report.
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. https://t.co/BTOdFE1khW
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 26, 2021
However, in a report released on April 29, the Washington Free Beacon said it had given the tape to an independent translation agency, resulting in Zarif asserting in the tape that Mr. Kerry was the original information source. Mr. Zarif had no idea that Israel had launched attacks on Iran’s interests in Syria until Kerry informed him.
According to Western Journal, in response to Mr. Kerry’s act of collusion with Iran, Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana said that with this scandal, Mr. Kerry could not continue to represent the United States.
“John Kerry must resign immediately,” said Jim Banks.
“The investigation should be done backwards,” he added.
Sharing his opinion on the matter in an article on Fox News on April 30, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Kerry’s dealings with Iran had caused damage to the United States, regardless of how much internal information he told Teheran.
Pompeo wrote: “John Kerry owes the American people an explanation of what exactly he discussed with the Iranians. The legacy of the Obama administration’s Middle East policies is failure. The same people who presided over those failed policies (Kerry, Wendy Sherman, Robert Malley and Jake Sullivan) are back in charge now, and they seem wholly committed to repeating their past mistakes.”
Pompeo also wrote that John Kerry used these backdoor channels to undermine America’s closest ally in the Middle East region by discussing Israel’s military operations in Syria with a terrorist-supporting force. Kerry’s action appears to be aligned with the Obama administration’s unified policy goal.
Pompeo also believes that this action by John Kerry is characteristic of the Obama and Biden administrations, two governments that disregard the will of the people, disregard the constitutional limits of their jurisdiction, and “undermine security of our nation, as well as the security of our allies.”