Former Secretary of State John Kerry is being slammed for conducting shadow diplomacy with Iran after admitting to multiple meetings with Iranian officials behind the backs of the Trump administration — including over the scrapped nuclear deal, Fox News reports.
An administration official on Thursday told Fox News Kerry’s meetings are “shameful,” pointing out what Iranian-backed militias are doing to kill and injure people in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
“John Kerry is out giving advice to Iran about how to maneuver around what Donald Trump is doing, it’s insidious! I don’t know if it’s legal or illegal, I don’t care about that side of it. It’s wrong.” ~ Ari Fleischer
During an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif “three or four times” since leaving office, admitting to discussing the scrapped nuclear deal and other issues.
The "shadow cabinet sec of state" John Kerry conducting parallel diplomacy 2 US Gov with a regime on US terror list, is normal. But a politician from the other political camp meeting with a diplomat of a country that has an embassy in DC, it's a scandal…https://t.co/x0QGuDEBQ6
— Walid Phares (@WalidPhares) September 12, 2018
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States.
“The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!” ~ President Trump
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