Trump to Kerry on Iran deal: 'Stay away…you are hurting your country!'

President Trump on Tuesday slammed John Kerry for reportedly working behind the scenes to salvage the Iran nuclear deal which he helped shepherd during his time as Secretary of State under the Obama administration. 

“John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!” Trump tweeted

This followed his Monday’s post in which he wrote, “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!” 

Trump’s tweets came after a Boston Globe report on Friday.

“Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve [the pact], using his deep lists of contacts…to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside,” the Globe noted.

Such contacts are said to include Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and French President Emmanuel Macron—all of whom Kerry has reportedly met with to discuss the deal. 

However, the piece contends that these moves are being made under the radar because Kerry “and his allies believe a high-profile defense of the deal by prominent Democrats would only backfire and provoke Trump, making it more likely the president would pull the United States out of the deal.” 

Trump is expected to announce his decision on the Iran deal at 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

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