US Senators Rick Scott and Dan Sullivan have called on US Special envoy for Climate John Kerry to resign over allegedly sharing with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif what is, according to them, supposed to be classified military intelligence.
“Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said,” Times reporter Farnaz Fassihi wrote.
It appears that the senators mostly outraged about Kerry disclosing secret intelligence about the Israeli covert airstrikes on Syrian territory, but ignored the fact that the Syrian government has repeatedly protested Israeli attacks as a violation of its sovereignty.
“Why is John Kerry, the “special envoy for climate,” sharing classified intelligence with Iran — the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism? Every time John Kerry opens his mouth, our adversaries are emboldened,” Sen. Sullivan wrote on Twitter.
As criticism rose from other politicians, Kerry took to Twitter to deny the reports, insisting nothing like that happened either when he was head of the State Department or ever since.