A Democrat allegedly worked with a foreign dictatorship to bring down the previous president before being offered a high-profile role in the Biden administration.
John Kerry has been accused of colluding with the Iranian regime to undermine former President Donald Trump and being rewarded with an appointment as a new special presidential envoy for climate change.
Between 2017 and 2019, Kerry and former Obama-era Middle East adviser Robert Malley reportedly arranged multiple meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss various issues that did not necessarily align with the Trump administration’s foreign policy.
“Kerry has been open about the fact that he met with Zarif at least twice during the Trump administration, prompting Trump to say he should be prosecuted under the Logan Act because of the meetings,” Fox Business reporter Evie Fordham said.
Zarif allegedly preferred the Democratic Party’s Middle East diplomacy style and used his relationship with Kerry and Malley to bypass the Oval Office on multiple occasions.
“The attempt at counter diplomacy offers a window into the deep relationships Mr. Zarif forged with influential U.S. liberals over the past decade,” Washington Times journalist Ben Wolfgang and national security team leader Guy Taylor reported. “These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.”
Wolfgang and Taylor described Kerry and Malley as “top U.S. negotiators” of the proposed 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The deal would have suspended economic sanctions against Iran and restore access to billions of dollars in frozen assets in exchange for Tehran’s agreement to restrict nuclear enrichment activities.
Three years later, President Trump withdrew from the action because he wanted a “much tougher” pact that also limits Iranian support for terrorist organizations.
However, Kerry’s latest role will see him return to work with Malley, who will try to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear capabilities as incumbent President Joe Biden’s special U.S. envoy to Iran.
One former U.S. official called Zarif a “bat signal” for a network of left-leaning liberal “university professors, think tank analysts and other corners of civil society.” They aim to discourage the Biden administration from pressuring the Iranian regime to reduce nuclear enrichment activities and withdrawing support for terrorist organizations.
“He is the signal for an echo chamber internationally that has been established over time,” the former official said according to the paper.