A group of House Republicans is calling for a review of US environmental envoy John Kerry’s security clearance following reports he allegedly told an Iranian diplomat information about Israel’s operations in Syria.
The issue stems back to last month’s leak of an audiotape of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The New York Times reported April 25 that Zarif said in the recording that Kerry had told him Israel had attacked Iranian assets in Syria at least 200 times. It is unclear when the purported conversation took place. Kerry served as secretary of state from 2013 to 2017 and worked on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with Zarif.