Former Secretary of State John Kerry is on the hot seat over allegations that he leaked information about Israel’s covert actions against Iran, and more and more Republicans are calling for his resignation from the Biden administration if the allegations prove to be true, Breitbart reported.
In a recording leaked to The New York Times last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Kerry shared information with him about more than 200 actions taken by Israel against Iran in Syria.
Calls for resignation
Kerry strongly denied the allegations Monday on his Twitter page.
“I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false,” he tweeted. “This never happened — either when I was Secretary of State or since.”
I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since. https://t.co/BTOdFE1khW
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 26, 2021
On the Senate floor on Monday, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) called on Kerry to resign if the allegations are true.
“It’s unclear why John Kerry would relay such information to the leaders of the largest sponsored terrorism in the world,” he said after his speech on the floor. “The secret information was given to one of America’s most sworn enemies … undermining the interests of one of our most important allies, the state of Israel. If this is true, John Kerry needs to go.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) echoed Sullivan’s statements, saying, “If it’s true, if he leaked classified information damaging to Israel, damaging to America, to our enemy, then absolutely he should quit, or if Joe Biden were a real leader, he should fire him.”
Will Kerry be investigated?
Along with calls for Kerry to resign, Republicans are demanding an investigation of Kerry to determine whether what Zarif said was true.
It is unclear whether Zarif realized his comments would cause trouble for Kerry as the recording was not supposed to be published until August after Iran’s president was set to leave office.
There doesn’t seem to be a reason for Zarif to lie about Kerry’s statements, but an investigation is necessary so the veracity of the information can be determined.
With Democrats in charge, however, Kerry may not be investigated and the truth will be buried.