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Trump Says John Kerry Should Be Prosecuted For Criticizing, Undermining His Iran Policies

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Trump Says John Kerry Should Be Prosecuted For Criticizing, Undermining His Iran Policies





President Trump said Thursday that former Secretary of State John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for speaking with the Iranian government and criticizing Trump’s policies in Iran.

“What I would like to see with Iran, I would like to see them call me. John Kerry, he speaks to them a lot. John Kerry tells them not to call. That is a violation of the Logan Act. And frankly, he should be prosecuted on that,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“But my people don’t want to do anything — only the Democrats do that kind of stuff. You know? If it were the opposite way, they would prosecute him under the Logan Act. But John Kerry violated the Logan Act,” Trump added.



Trump said in April that John Kerry was giving Iran “ very bad advice.”

“Big violation of Logan Act?” Trump asked in a tweet last month.

The Logan Act forbids private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments without permission from the U.S.

Kerry, who served as Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017 under Barack Obama, helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, which offered sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal a year ago despite objections from allies that remained in it.




Kerry has been a fierce critic of Trump’s policy on Iran.





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