Pompeo on Iran News: ‘When I was Briefing Trump, Kerry was Briefing Zarif’

Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, Trump Administration
Former Secretary of State under the Trump administration Mike Pompeo slammed John Kerry over reports that he disclosed details of covert Israeli operations to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. During an interview with Sean Hannity, Mike Pompeo said that while he was advising Trump Kerry was, in turn, advising Iran.

John Kerry previously served in the same role during the Obama administration and many have speculated that Kerry was in communication with Iran throughout Trump’s term.

Fox News reports:

“Looks like from this reporting it’s confirmed what we already believed, which is when I was briefing President Trump, Kerry was briefing Zarif on intelligence that related to Israeli operations,” he said.

Pompeo further noted Kerry previously admitted to being in contact with Zarif during the Trump administration.

“We believe he was absolutely telling the Iranians ‘hang on, this pressure campaign; the power that is being exerted by America against you, it’ll be over, [Biden] will win this election, it’ll be 4 years you can hang in there, don’t for a minute negotiate with the Trump team’. So he has an awful lot of explaining to do.”

“[T]here’s no reason to think that he wasn’t telling us he was truly surprised he did not know about the Israeli operations.”

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