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John Kerry’s intervention in the shadow of diplomacy?
The former Secretary of state John Kerry to meet with Iranian officials; the reaction and the analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars.
President Trump blasted John Kerry that they “raised illegal meetings” with members of the Iranian regime and the question of whether the former Secretary of state, was registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
“John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very aggressive Iranian Regime, can only serve, to offer our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them, to wait the Trump Administration! He was registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!” Trump tweeted on Thursday evening.
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very aggressive Iranian Regime, can only serve, to offer our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them, to wait the Trump Administration! He was registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
The President of the tweet came amid Republican criticism of Kerry’s “shadow diplomacy” with Iran. Kerry acknowledged that several meetings with Iranian officials behind the back of the Trump government officials. Some of the meetings were in relation to the scrapped Iranian Nuclear Deal.
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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is a disclosure statement requires that a person make as an agent of a foreign principal in a political or quasi-political capacity to, the public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal.
Kerry’s not hurt, FARA, but some have suggested that they could prohibit a violation of the Logan Act, individuals negotiations on behalf of the U.S. government, without a permit, although no one has ever successfully prosecuted under the law.
A Kerry spokeswoman did not immediately respond to Fox News ” request for comment on the president’s tweet.
Kerry, the former Massachusetts senator, who has worked as the nation’s top diplomat, the Obama administration, from the comments about his interactions with Iran, as he promotes his new book “Every day Is Extra.”
During an appearance on Hugh’s Hewitt ‘ radio show Wednesday, Kerry confirms meeting with Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif “three or four times” since leaving office, to admit, to discuss the scrapped nuclear deal, among other issues.
“What I’ve tried to elicit from him what Iran might do to be ready to change the dynamics in the Middle East for the better,” Kerry said.
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Later Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing,” Kerry does not deny the proposal, he said, to wait for the Iranians “to” Trump up to the next Democratic President.
“I think everyone in the world waiting President Trump,” Kerry speaks said.
Kerry ran for President, unsuccessfully, in 2004, and has not ruled out 2020 bid.
Reports that Kerry met Zarif appeared first in may. The Boston Globe called the meeting an “aggressive, but Stealth” mission, in order to keep pressure on the Trump administration, the Obama-era nuclear deal in any form.
Trump, if, after the scrap, the business, declared that the Pact failed to curb the country’s nuclear ambitions. The Treasury Department last month restored sanctions against Iran.
Trump blasted Kerry for his “potentially illegal shadow diplomacy”, earlier this year.
The former Secretary of state John Kerry
Kerry, though, denied his sessions were suitable.
“Every Secretary of state, the former Secretary of state continues to meet with foreign heads of state and government, going to security conferences around the world,” Kerry said in The “Daily Briefing.” “We all do. And we all have to understand conversations [about] the state of things with the world around you.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.