John Kerry just referred to the $1.7 billion payment the US gave to Iran as a “little bit of money.”
Yes, John Kerry also denied that the money from a $1.7 billion payment the Obama administration made to Iran in 2016 went toward funding Iran’s attacks on U.S. bases.
“A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY”
“We gave them a little bit of money that was released at that period of time. But the fact is the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) had all the money it wanted.”
“It’s just not true that that money specifically directly went to the IRGC. Money is fungible in any budget. The IRGC had its funding; they had its missiles long before we made any kind of arrangement with Iran.”
Kerry had the audacity to accuse Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of lying about what Iran used the 2016 payment for.
"We gave them a little bit of money that was released at that period of time." @JohnKerry refers to the $1.7 billion payment the US gave to Iran as a "little bit of money."https://t.co/2mNY13cOpf pic.twitter.com/spPNXdqlPZ
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2020
He went on to claim that most of the money was used to pay off Iranian debts and fund economic programs.
Note to John Kerry: It’s exactly the point that money is “fungible”…It can be used for food or bombs!
REMEMBER IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018 THAT JOHN KERRY MET WITH THE IRANIANS AND TOLD THEM TO “WAIT OUT THIS ADMINISTRATION”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had strong words for John Kerry today during a press conference at the State Department in September of 2018:
“What Secretary Kerry did was unseemly and unprecedented. This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and according to him…you don’t have to take my word for it, these are his answers…he was talking to them. He was telling them to wait out this administration.”
“You can’t find precedent for this in U.S. history, and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior. It’s inconsistent with what the foreign policy of the United States is as directed by this president, and it is beyond inappropriate for him to be engaged in this.”
Kerry has admitted to four meetings with the Iranians…
Who does this guy think he is? He arrogantly admitted that he lied about getting 100% of the chemical weapons out of Syria (video below) and now this:
He’s not a part of the Trump administration’s State Department so why is John Kerry undermining the foreign policy of President Trump?
Obama’s SOS John Kerry just admitted he’s been going rogue by meeting with Iranian officials to try and save the Iran nuke deal:
Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif—the former secretary’s onetime negotiating partner—three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration’s back.
“I think I’ve seen him three or four times” – John Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration’s authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions, chiding it for not pursuing negotiations from Iran, despite the country’s fevered rhetoric about the U.S. president.
“Conducting sensitive diplomacy”? This is such a slap in the face to the Trump administration.
We’ve previously reported on John Kerry’s meeting with the Iranians:
Isn’t it interesting that John Kerry was just seen meeting with Iranian diplomats in Paris, France on Saturday (SEE BELOW)? This was after the Iranian regime threatened to release the names of Western officials who took bribes to make the Iran deal happen.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman threatened:
H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
That would be interesting.#JCPOA
— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) May 8, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON JOHN KERRY’S CURIOUS VISIT WITH IRANIAN DIPLOMATS IN PARIS, FRANCE:
The always arrogant John Kerry is at it again…
So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting
@realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered?
So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting @realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered? @seanhannity @TuckerCarlson pic.twitter.com/vVYwDQTPNb
— Jason Osborne (@_JasonOsborne) May 12, 2018
UPDATE: PHOTOS OF THE THREE IRANIAN DIPLOMATS HAVE EMERGED:
WHAT WAS JOHN KERRY DOING IN PARIS SATURDAY AT NOON WITH THREE IRANIAN DIPLOMATS, WHILE HIS PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, HAD JUST CANCELED THE NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS?
Obviously, the former catastrophic diplomat who cannot even stand on a bike does not fear being prosecuted for treason against his country: he is a Democrat, and therefore he is protected.
Admittedly, the FBI has indicted Michael Flynn, the national security advisor to President-elect Trump, for identical but less serious reasons: he spoke with Russians during a cocktail party while he was still a simple citizen: Flynn is a Republican, all the force of the law apply.
And of course, the media won’t say a word about it: collusion with a foreign power, it only interests them if they can accuse President Trump.
@JasonOsborne, Former Senior Advisor to Donald Trump Pres. Campaign just tweeted the following message:
“So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting @realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered?”
Kerry would not have had to resort to rogue and shadow diplomacy if he had negotiated a good deal.
JOHN KERRY ALSO JUST ADMITTED THAT HE LIED WHEN HE SAID HE GOT 100% OF THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS OUT OF SYRIA: