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Democratic Senators Secretly Met Iranian Top Diplomat: Report


A group of Democratic senators held a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif in Munich last week, alleges a new exclusive in The Federalist on Monday.

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference,” the report says.

However, none of the senators immediately confirmed the meeting, which would undermine the Trump administration’s policy stance on Iran, and brings up a host of potential legal issues.

Ironically this is the very thing Sen. Murphy has in the past accused Trump officials of doing during the 2016 transition period, specifically National Security Advisor Mike Flynn due to a phone call with Russian officials just before the administration entered the White House.

The legality of Congressmen meeting with FM Zarif is also questionable given last July the US Treasury brought sanctions against him. “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s Supreme Leader, and is the regime’s  primary spokesperson around the world.  The United States is sending a clear message to the Iranian regime that its recent behavior is completely unacceptable,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said at the time.

And on the question of whether such a meeting had State Department knowledge or authorization, The Federalist notes: “A State Department official who spoke on background said that the State Department was not aware of any side meetings with Iranian officials that Murphy was engaged in.”

Sen. Murphy has long been a leading voice among a small group of dovish Senators on Iran, consistently urging for the restoration of the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump pulled out of in May 2018 — and more recently pointing out that US policy of escalation against Iran actually weakens American defense readiness.

He said just days following the assassination of the IRGC’s Qassem Soleimani that “in almost every single way Iran is stronger than they were when President Trump came into office and we are weaker in the region.”

via zerohedge


  1. Jack Miller February 18, 2020

    What a disgrace. Talk about Obstruction, Undermining, even on the verge of Espionage. He can make statements about Iran being Stronger, but typical Cry Baby Democrat, can’t back it up

  2. Paula February 18, 2020

    Iran is indeed a dangerous terrorist state that not only has a powerful standing army, air force, navy and advanced weapons systems — including ballistic missiles and a growing space program — but also controls multiple proxy terrorist organizations responsible for killing and injuring hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. The Obama administration holds foreign aid as leverage and then when it’s released…what happens…. to prove a point Iran says you can’t hold us hostage and kills lots of people, that includes Soleimani (big time terrorist), don’t think he wasn’t a big part of that puzzle. STOP GIVING THESE TERRORIST COUNTRIES FOREIGN AID. And to the Dems, stop with thinking you are above the law!!! You are running our great country in the ground and sending out the wrong signal to other countries!!!

  3. JoeyP February 18, 2020

    Throw these Democrat Senators in FEDERAL PRISON for VIOLATION of the LOGAN Act. They should be removed from Office ASAP in HANDCUFFS, never to serve in Public Office again . . .EVER! Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  4. SR WILLIAMS February 18, 2020

    In 2008 Obumo secretly sent John Kerry to Iran. A relationship Kerry still continues. Later without any authorization Obumo sends over $150 bil in cash to IRan. Makes secret deals. Wonder how much $$$ Obumo Clinton Kerry collected off the $150B.. as we are seeing Biden /Kerry collected off just one deal with Ukraine./China. Seems no longer a secret how our politicians become multi millionaires. Teddy Kennedy told Russia not to worry with Reagan .. Obumo told the Russians that once he was reelected he would have a free hand…

  5. Daniel Rhoads February 18, 2020

    They will sell America and we, the American people,out to get President Trump even if they have to “kiss Iran official’s asses to get peace ala President Obama while our American soldiers are being in killed by those Iran officials”!!! What a bunch of stinking cowards who do not have the guts sand courage to meet openly with Iran and tried do hide it!!! Isn’t that called treason, President trump??????

  6. Allan scott February 18, 2020

    Chris Murphy should be jailed along with the others for undermining our government and yes, that’s exactly what they’re doing!

  7. Maurey Reid February 18, 2020

    Not much different than Obama unilaterally making a deal with Iran and handing over Billions of dollars to a state sponsored terrorist regime without the approval of Congress or Rabin and Peres meeting with the PLO to forge the Oslo Accords behind the back of the Kenesset when Yitzak Shamir was PM and look what that has done!

  8. samurai_larry February 18, 2020

    Democrats doing what they accuse others of doing. Senators do not make foreign policy so why would a delegation meet with an Iranian official, to undermined President Trump? The Democratic leadership is going too far. This was probably done with Schumer’s blessing but he is too smart to be directly involved, Senator Murphy is a perfect patsy (as are the other Democrtic Senators that did this). Democrats, this is where your leadership is taking America. They are undermining everything America stands for. Democrats, tell your leadership they are wrong by “walking away”. If enough of you do this your leadership will have no choice but to stop these foolish and senseless acts. Walk away, the Democratic Party is not what it use to be, it is now a socialist party that is trying to undermined what America stands for, true democracy.

  9. BOB February 18, 2020


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  11. Rob Waddell February 19, 2020

    This cannot go unpunished! This is DEEP-STATE!!

  12. Rob Waddell February 19, 2020

    We cannot continue as a Nation until civil war-2 is over!


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