Oh my! Kerry was negotiating with Iran while stil a Senator!
US Secretary of State John FN Kerry was negotiating with Iran before he became Secretary of State
, while he was still a Senator.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN – Oman as host for secret Iran talks dates
back to Secretary Kerry’s days in Senate (including an unusual Senate
partnership with the administration), per a senior administration
official: “In 2011, [Senate Foreign Relations] Chairman Kerry
began a relationship with the Omanis, who had been integral to
persuading Iran to release the American hikers. Oman was interested in
helping to facilitate dialogue between the U.S. and Iran. He kept the
White House fully informed of his contacts with the Omanis and had
regular meetings with them about it. On December 8, 2011, he secretly,
unannounced went to Muscat [the capital] for a quick trip, missing the
cloture vote on Rob Cordray’s nomination, which was never explained to
outlets that asked about his whereabouts.
“Kerry returned and briefed the White House. Kerry
continued speaking with the Omanis and the White House, and in 2012 a
team -- including a Kerry aide, along with two State Department
officials and a W.H. aide -- went to Muscat to begin a U.S./Oman/Iran
channel. When Kerry became Secretary, it was decided this channel would
continue to help feed into the P5+1 talks, and Kerry visited Oman
himself in May.”
No wonder Obama wanted him so badly. And to think that all those idiot 'pro-Israel' groups came out in support of his nomination. Well, I opposed it.
Labels: Iran sanctions regime, Iranian nuclear threat, John Kerry, Obama's obsession with engaging Iran, P 5+1