The New York Times originally broke the story, a story about the former Secretary of State, John Kerry selling out America’s biggest ally in the middle east, Israel.
we reported yesterday: The Daily Wire compiled a list of 3 main points taken from the New York Times article and the leaked audio.
- 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.
- Zarif said the Revolutionary Guards Corps call the shots, overruling many government decisions and ignoring advice.
- [Zarif] also says that by assassinating [Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the commander of the Guards’ elite Quds Force] in Iraq, the United States delivered a major blow to Iran, more damaging than if it had wiped out an entire city in an attack.
Today the backlash against Kerry has reached new rights, with calls for his immediate resignation. He denies it saying: “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 doesn’t say which part is false. Also notable: he’s commenting on the Zarif tape after both White House and State Dept said they won’t comment on leaked materials https://t.co/MsnuKIEcVp
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 27, 2021
Ted Cruz said in a statement to The Daily Wire:
“If this tape is verified, it would signal catastrophic and disqualifying recklessness by Envoy Kerry to Foreign Minister Zarif that endangered the safety of Americans and our allies,” “And it would be consistent with his long pattern of empowering Iran’s regime. Kerry poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the Ayatollah’s terrorist bank accounts, was a close confidant with Zarif during the Obama administration, and was caught repeatedly meeting with him during the Trump administration (notwithstanding the Logan Act) — and has never publicly accounted for what they discussed.”
Mike Pompeo said: “what I’ve said for years: That [Zarif] continued to engage with former secretary of state Kerry on policy matters after Kerry’s public service and, according to Zarif, Kerry informed the Iranians of Israeli operations.” “Before we cut a deal with Iran that reduces Americans’ security, it would be good to know what the arrangement, if any, may have been between these two leaders.”
As we reported yesterday:
This is the second time Iran has made headlines recently, they appeared under the spotlight after Israel hacked and damaged Irans Nuclear facilities. The Times of Israel reported at the time:
“In the early hours of Sunday morning, the underground Natanz facility suffered an electrical disruption in what was widely speculated to be an Israeli cyberattack. The disruption at Natanz appears to have been designed to counter Iran’s efforts to raise pressure on the United States by amassing greater quantities of uranium and enriching it to higher levels as the two sides negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.”