Editorial of The New York Sun
May 4, 2018
John Adams call your office. That’s our reaction to news — broken by the Globe newspaper in Boston — that Secretary of State Kerry, though now out of office, has been meeting with our Iranian adversary, among others, to try to undercut the Trump administration’s campaign pledge to withdraw from the Iran deal. Adams is the president who, in 1799, signed the Logan Act outlawing private diplomacy.
That certainly appears to be what Mr. Kerry is doing. The Globe calls the Iran deal one of Mr. Kerry’s “most significant accomplishments.” It reports that two weeks ago he met “quietly” at the United Nations and “engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.” It names Foreign Minister Zarif. The Globe quotes a “person briefed on the meetings” as saying that it was the second time in two…
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