Former Secretary of State John Kerry is now being accused of sharing important security information pertaining to Israel with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
It was no secret that both Kerry and Zarif built a strong personal relationship during the nuclear negotiations of 2015. However bad the nuclear agreement was, if the accusation that Kerry shared vital information to Iran, it is beyond reprehensible.
The reaction has been swift and unforgiving.
“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,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “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.”
Rep. Elise Stafanik (R-NY): “his is a criminal act and John Kerry must be immediately investigated and PROSECUTED. President Biden must immediately remove John Kerry from any government or advisory position.”
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley: “This is disgusting on many levels. Biden and Kerry have to answer for why Kerry would be tipping off Iran, the number one sponsor of terror, while stabbing one of our greatest partners, Israel, in the back.”
Donald Trump Jr.: “Imagine for a second a Trump official sitting on the NSC, like Kerry does, told Iran details about Israeli strikes? I believe the media would be screaming TREASON and they wouldn’t be too far off, but of course they’ll say and do nothing because they’re useless propagandists.”
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN): “John Kerry must resign immediately. The investigation should be retrospective.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “These reports are concerning—I’d like the opportunity to ask Secretary Kerry about this in a closed hearing.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “If intel leak rumors are true, John Kerry should seriously consider resignation.”
Ultimately, this one leak may have forced a complete reevaluation of Biden’s nuclear negotiation push. If not? The USA risks losing Israel as a trusted ally.