Monday, May 7, 2018

Trump Rips Kerry for Iran Talks on Nuclear Deal; Says Kerry May Have Violated Law by Negotiating

President Trump blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry today (May 7, 2018) for engaging in "possibly illegal" negotiations with Iranian officials to salvage the Obama administration's nuclear deal, according to the Washington Times website.

"The United States does not need John Kerry's possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal," Trump tweeted. "He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!"

Kerry met twice with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in recent months in a private effort to save the deal that Trump has been threatening to scrap. Trump has a May 12 deadline to decide whether or not to renew the nuclear deal.

Kerry's discussions have led to accusations by some U.S. officials that he may have violated the Logan Act, which bars private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. government without authorization.

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