Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has denied allegations that he leaked information about Israeli attacks to the Iranian leadership.
The accusations are based on leaked recordings of a seven-hour interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to the U.S. press.
Zarif spoke with Iranian economist Sayeed Leilaz and the interview was not intended for publication, as Zarif stressed several times during the conversation.
Kerry said, “I can tell you unequivocally that these accusations are lies. It never happened – not when I was secretary of state and not after.”
In an interview with Zarif leaked to the New York Times, the Iranian minister says he was “shocked” after Kerry told him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.
Today, Kerry serves as the Biden administration’s climate envoy.
Conservatives took these revelations with disgust.
Nicky Haley stated: “Biden and Kerry must answer why Kerry was leaking information to Iran, the chief sponsor of terror, while stabbing one of our greatest allies, Israel, in the back.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn stated: “This is something that deserves a Senate investigation If this is proven, Mr. Kerry should consider resigning.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment on the allegations against Kerry.