Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of Iran, leaked audio that John Kerry, the former Secretary of State in the Barack Obama government, informed him of over two hundred Israeli operations in Syria. Previously, Kerry accused of planning with Iranian political leaders to destabilize the Trump government. At present, Kery is serving as the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
According to the audio leak, the ex-Secretary of State shocked the Iranian foreign minister by revealing that Israel had attacked different Iranian targets in Syria over two hundred times. Additionally, Zarif spoke openly about his partial strength compared to Ayatollah Ali Khameini, the supreme leader of Iran, and the blow the United States dealt with the Islamic Republic of Iran by assaulting General Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian top military official, in January 2020.
On Monday, Kerry faced criticism over the claim of Zarif. On Twitter, Noah Pollak tweets that Kerry was ratting out Israelian convert military operation in Syria directly to Javad Zarif.
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 26, 2021
Gabriel Noronha Statement about Zarif
Gabriel Noronha, the ex-special advisor for Iran at the State Department, weighed in on the long-lasting political career of Zarif, in spite of his differences with other leaders in the Iranian government. Noronha stated that the key reason Zarif worked as Foreign Minister for eight years in the ruthless political environment of Iran is that he serves as the sensible storefront to the other world, defending the additional authorized radical elements of the government from Western and news scrutiny.
Noronha continued that most of the time, the Foreign Ministry of Iran referred to the job of PR team and marketing, defending and justifying the policy choices of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Khamenei abroad. The leak, possibly prompted by insiders in the government who hated Javad Zarif and tried to overthrow him, contradict the current efforts to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also wants to strengthen local opposition to President Hassan Rouhani and his partners running for office in June.
Zarif’s recent comments begin a firestorm across Iran, where officials wisely mind their words because of a ruthless political environment that includes the influential Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, eventually directed by Rouhani. Zarif also nominated as a candidate for the 18th June Presidential election of Iran. In other words, Zarif’s remarks could also disturb negotiations in Vienna intended to find a way for Tehran and the United States to both come into compliance with the 2015 nuclear pact of Iran with other world powers.
The Audio Represented just a part of a Seven-hour Interview Zarif gave to an Economist
Sabotage already targeted the Natanz nuclear facility of Iran during the dialogs as Iran started enriching a small amount of uranium up to sixty percent purity, which edges the nation closer to weapons-grade levels. After the public leak of the audiotape, Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, didn’t argue the authenticity of the tape. On Monday, he told journalists that the audio represented just a small part of a 7-hour long interview Zarif gave to a renowned economist that a think tank linked with the Iranian Presidency held it.