Trump Rips John Kerry For His Shadow Dealings With Terrorist State Iran

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Posted: May 10, 2019 10:30 AM
Trump Rips John Kerry For His Shadow Dealings With Terrorist State Iran

During an event at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump ripped former Secretary of State John Kerry for his continuing shadow dealings with Iran. 

"With Iran, I'd like to see them call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. John Kerry tells them not to call. That's a violation of the Logan Act. And frankly, he should be prosecuted on that. But my people don't want to do anything. only the Democrats do that kind of stuff you know? If it were the opposite way, they'd prosecute him under the Logan Act," Trump said. "But John Kerry violated the Logan Act. He's talking to Iran and has been, has many meetings and many phone calls. And he's telling them what to do. That is a total violation of the Logan Act, because what they should be doing is their economy is a mess ever since I took away the Iran deal. They have inflation that's the highest number I've ever heard. They are having riots every weekend and during the week even."

Trump stressed Iran must come to the table in order to make a deal as their economy continues to fall apart.

"What they should be doing is calling me up, sitting down. We can make a deal, a fair deal. We just don't want them to have nuclear weapons, not too much to ask. And we would help put them back into great shape. They're in bad shape right now. I look forward to the day where we can actually help Iran. We're not looking to hurt Iran. I want them to be strong and great and have a great economy," he said. "But they're listening to John Kerry, who violated a very important element of what he's supposed to be doing. He violated the Logan Act, plain and simple. He shouldn't be doing that. But they should call, and if they do, we're open to talking to them. We have no secrets. And they can be very, very strong financially. They have great potential."

Kerry regularly meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif and has urged him to "wait out" the Trump presidency. 

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise trip to Baghdad after the Department of Defense confirmed credible threats of attack against American interests. Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the United States pulling out of the flawed Iran nuclear agreement. Iran has threatened to restart their nuclear program unless European countries still in the deal refuse to renegotiate parts of the deal. The regime is also refusing to fully comply with portions of the agreement.