A new report on Thursday night revealed that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif seemingly had no idea that Israel was behind hundreds of attacks on Iranian assets inside Syria when former Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly disclosed that information to him.
The New York Times, which published a report at the start of the week on the leaked audio, buried at the bottom of their report:
Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Adam Kredo obtained the audio file of the leaked call and had it independently translated. The translation revealed that, according to Zarif, he had no idea that Israel was behind the strikes.
“Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against you [Iran],” said Zarif.
“You didn’t know?” asked his interviewer.
“No, no,” he replied.
The apparent revelation could cause serious problems for Kerry, who is Democrat President Joe Biden’s climate czar, because he denied earlier this week that he ever disclosed the information to Zarif.
“I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false,” Kerry claimed. “This never happened — either when I was Secretary of State or since.”
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