Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and former US Secretary of State John Kerry at a July 2014 meeting. --2:05 p.m.President Donald Trump is ramping up his criticism of outmoded Secretary of Convey John Kerry.
Pompeo, who said he would leave the "legal determinations to others", lambasted Kerry for engaging with "the world's largest state-sponsor of terror" and telling Iran to "wait out this administration". He noted that just this week Iranian-backed militias had fired rockets at USA diplomatic compounds in Iraq.
"You can't find precedent for this in USA history, and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior".
Kerry, of course, knows that no one has actually been prosecuted under the Logan Act, but he also had enough sense to come up just short of flatly admitting he violated it by claiming that "everybody in the world" is talking about doing what he ostensibly told his Iranian friend to do.
"Sec. Pompeo tried to distract from Manafort and gain points with president by attacking me today".
Kerry visited the late-night talk show Friday to promote his new memoir, "Every Day is Extra".
He has been harshly critical of the president and his decision in May to withdraw from the Iran deal but denies "coaching" Tehran.
Fox News analyst Walid Phares the media conjured the specter of Logan by playing up Flynn's meeting with Kislyak as a "scandal", but seems entirely comfortable with Kerry conducting "parallel diplomacy" with "a regime on the US terror list". Secretary Kissinger has done it for decades with Russian Federation and China.
"What is unseemly and unprecedented is for the podium of the State Department to be hijacked for political theatrics", he said.
Kerry acknowledged the interjection, then continued: "He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy - I mean, he's got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl".
Kerry along with other top United States officials played a key role in negotiating the 2015 agreement between Iran and several world powers that lifted sanctions against Tehran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear programme.
"America has only one secretary of state at a given time, one president, and they have a right, as a result of their election, to conduct our foreign policy", Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent who represented CT in the Senate, told Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures" host Maria Bartiromo.
This is not the first time the former secretary of state has been criticized for his relationship with Iran after leaving office. While the former head of the State Department insists that he has not been negotiating on behalf of the US, many believe he is attempting to undermine the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump's administration has made its tough position on Iran a hallmark of its foreign policy agenda. FARA's provisions don't extend to activities conducted entirely overseas, so where Kerry interacted with him matters.
"What did you do, John F. Kerry, that was "BAD"?"
"The devil's always in the details", Rosenstein said.
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When reports of Kerry's ex-officio contacts with Zarif first surfaced in May, Trump tweeted similar thoughts.
I met Zarif in Munich but not with Kerry and Moniz.
"According to GOP aides in Congress, the State Department, under Kerry's direction, got out in front of the Treasury by leaking to reporters that the USA planned to help Iran gain access to US dollars through offshore transactions".
Additionally, Kerry blasted the current USA administration for its Iran strategy.