John Kerry Denies Allegations That He Tipped Off Iran About Israeli Attacks

U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry on Monday denied allegations stemming from leaked audio that suggested he disclosed the number of Israeli attacks on Iranian targets to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “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,” Kerry wrote on Twitter. Kerry’s response was attached to a Twitter message by a Washington Post reporter who cited a State Department spokesperson saying that the Israeli attacks had already been disclosed by Israel itself. The Post reporter further shared a September 2018 Reuters story in which an Israeli official said that the U.S. ally had carried out 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria. It is unclear if the alleged disclosure by Kerry came before or after the disclosure by Israel. Prominent Republicans responded to the news of the leaked audio with calls …

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