Shadow Campaigns Like John Kerry’s on Iran deal happen “all the time”

According to this former Ambassador, Shadow Campaigns like that being carried out by former Secretary of State John Kerry happen all the time. What are we supposed to take away from that revelation? Is it that the elites run in higher circles and are thus privileged to decide on their own what is best for the nation? How can any nation conduct foreign policy when anyone with an interest can just involve themselves? What was John Kerry promising or how did he represent himself? 

As Written and Reported By Joe Williams for the Washington Examiner:

Amid a reported shadow campaign by former Secretary of State John Kerry to save the Iran nuclear deal, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia on Sunday said such efforts occur regularly.

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The Boston Globe on Friday reported that Kerry has met with individuals like Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in an effort to keep the U.S. in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. President Trump is facing a May 12 deadline to decide whether to continue to lift economic sanctions on Iran as part of the deal and has indicated he will walk away from the agreement.

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Michael McFaul, the Russian ambassador under former President Barack Obama, was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether Kerry would have disapproved of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice engaging in similar behavior.

“He probably wouldn’t like it. We probably would have noted it,” he said.

But McFaul said campaigns like Kerry’s “happen all the time” and noted an instance when he had breakfast with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who afterwards went to see Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The good thing that Henry used to do and …


Former US ambassador to Russia: Shadow campaigns like John Kerry’s on Iran deal ‘happens all the time’


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