Iran Foreign Minister Says John Kerry Told Him About Israeli Covert Operations: Report

Written by Carmine Sabia

OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion




During the entirety of the Donald Trump administration, there were rumors that John Kerry was holding secret talks with Iran but, apparently, there is even more than that.

Reports indicate that Kerry, the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, told Iran about covert Israeli operations, which would be a major break of national security, but major news networks have avoided the story, Fox News reported.

Major news networks largely ignored the bombshell report that U.S. special envoy for climate change John Kerry had once given Iran details about Israel’s covert military operations.

ABC, CBS, NBC, and Spanish language networks CNN en Español, Telemundo, and Univision all “completely blacked out” the report, Newsbusters found. Instead, they spent most of their airtime talking about the 93rd Academy Awards. 

Further, a search of “John Kerry” produced days-old, unrelated results on CNN.com. It was a similar result on MSNBC.com, where the most recent result for the search “John Kerry Iran” is a report from last year entitled, “John Kerry fact checks Trump’s lies on the Iran Deal.”

The New York Times was also accused of burying the story as it mentioned the revelation that Kerry had told Iranians that Israel had attacked its interests in Syria at least 200 times.

The Times mentioned it in paragraph 22 of a 26 paragraph story that focused on audio that was leaked of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talking about Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said,” Farnaz Fassihi, a New York Times reporter, said.

Kerry, a former secretary of state, has denied the allegations.

“I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since,” Kerry said on Twitter.

But conservatives on Twitter were quick to attack Kerry and the only evidence that exists of Kerry’s innocence is his word.

“John Kerry needs to be investigated for violations of the Logan Act right now,” Republican Congresswoman Rep. Lauren Boebert said.

“Israel is our ally. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. John Kerry must be investigated immediately,” Rep. Andy Biggs said.

“John Kerry must immediately testify before @HouseForeign to address allegations he leaked to Iran info on covert Israeli military operations. These allegations are unfortunately not surprising and, if true, Kerry must resign from Biden admin & have his security clearance revoked,” Rep Lee Zeldin tweeted.

“If reports are accurate that John Kerry leaked intelligence about Israeli operations, he should resign,” Rep. Mike Gallagher insisted.

“The allegation that John Kerry told his Iranian pal Foreign Minister Zarif that Israel attacked Iranian interests 200 times is deeply concerning and there needs to be a serious investigation. If it’s true, and Joe Biden were a real leader, he should fire John Kerry,” Sen. Ted Cruz said.

“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,” former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said.

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“John Kerry has been an Iranian asset for years. He should die in prison,” conservative pundit and former police officer John Cardillo said.

“If it’s true John Kerry tipped off Iran and exposed Israel, he should not serve in government for a minute longer,” former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.

“For the sake of the country, revoke John Kerry’s security clearance!” Rep. Jim Banks said.