Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry has been secretly meeting with foreign officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
The Boston Globe reported:
John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.
With the Iran deal facing its gravest threat since it was signed in 2015, Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve it, using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top US diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside. President Trump, who has consistently criticized the pact and campaigned in 2016 on scuttling it, faces a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue abiding by its terms.
John Kerry also reportedly met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both New York City and Paris.
President Trump is set to withdraw from the pact calling it one of the worst deals he’s ever witnessed; he faces a May 12th deadline.
Earlier this week, Benjamin Netanyahu presented over 100,000 files that he claims Israel had obtained proving Iran lied to the world when it said it never had a nuclear weapons program.
U.S. Intelligence later confirmed this.
The Obama-Iran echo chamber led by Obama’s former aide Ben Rhodes was quiet after this news broke on Monday.
@Greg: Iran is attacking Israel with missile bought with the money Obama gave them. Obama released ISIS, Obama promoted the Muslim Brotherhood which has caused civil war throughout the region, Obama gave the Russians the opportunity to establish themselves in Syria and Iran and become a strong presence and Obama gave Iran $150 billion to fund their support for terrorism.
Trump has to clean all that up. It’s a big job; Obama screwed it up, Trump has to fix it.