Kerry called 'traitor' to U.S. as pressure grows to step down

Friday, April 30, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

John Kerry with Iranian scoundrelsThe political heat is growing for John Kerry to step down from international politics, likely for good, after it was alleged this week he once disclosed an American ally’s secret military operations to an enemy of the United States.

Kerry has denied a New York Times story --- technically one paragraph in that story --- that he disclosed Israel’s military operations in Syria to Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister.

According to the Times, it obtained a copy of leaked audio in which Zarif is describing various political struggles within Iran to another Iranian who was recording the conversation for a documentary. At one point in the meandering discussion, which was supposed to be largely off the record, Zarif says Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.

That revelation was buried in the 22nd paragraph of a 26-paragraph story but it did not go unnoticed once published. 

Netanyahu and Kerry speakingKerry’s flat denial of the disclosure was followed by a left-wing talking point that Israel’s airstrikes in Syria were common knowledge, meaning Kerry was denying disclosing what Democrats and media pundits were suggesting was common knowledge.

After the Times story broke on Monday, The Washington Free Beacon reported Friday that a translation of the leaked conversation shows that Zarif told the interviewer he was surprised by Kerry’s news.

“Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against [Iran],” Zarif tells the interviewer.

“You didn’t know?” the interviewer asks.

“No, no,” Zarif replies.

Bob Maginnis, a national security analyst at the Family Research Council, tells One News Now that no one should be surprised at the Iran official’s claim since Kerry has admitted talking to Iran during the Trump presidency.

Israeli Air Force fighter jet“It really runs counter to the best interests of the U.S.,” Maginnis says, “to take information that a trusted ally has shared with us and then throw it to the wind, especially to the enemy of that nation that shared information with us.”

“I think John Kerry is a traitor to our nation,” Kirk Lippold, a retired U.S. Navy commander, says. “The fact that he negotiated a nuclear agreement with Iran where he compromised so much, and the fact that he has now been found to have said the things that he has, he is a traitor and should be viewed as such.”

According to the Free Beacon, Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading Republican efforts to force Kerry to step down as the Biden administration’s climate envoy.

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