Report: John Kerry Meeting With Foreign Leaders to Save Iran Deal

Posted on May 7, 2018


US Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo opportunity prior to a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif April 19, 2016

BY: Andrew Kugle

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with for foreign leaders to save the Iran nuclear deal, according to a source briefed on the meetings.
In order to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran that he helped negotiate, Kerry has met with foreign leaders like German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Boston Globe reports. The Globe also reports Kerry met his former counterpart Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations.
He sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.
Kerry’s lobbying comes as Trump considers whether the United States will pull out from the deal or stay in. The deadline for the decision is May 12.