Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said John Kerry needs to come clean about his discussions with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and three House Republicans are calling on the State Department’s independent watchdog to launch an investigation.
Kerry, the climate czar for the Biden administration, sparked controversy when a leaked audiotape of an interview between Zarif and an Iranian journalist surfaced this week and revealed that Kerry allegedly told Zarif that Israel attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.
“John Kerry owes the American people an explanation of what exactly he discussed with the Iranians,” Pompeo wrote in an opinion piece published on Fox News.
“The legacy of the Obama administration’s Middle East policies is failure. The same people who presided over those failed policies … are back in charge now, and they seem wholly committed to repeating their past mistakes,” he said, referring to Kerry, who was an architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.