U.S.' Pompeo slams John Kerry for meeting with Iranian officials

U.S.' Pompeo slams John Kerry for meeting with Iranian officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meeting Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of trying to undermine the Trump administration's policy towards Tehran.

"What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented," Pompeo told a news conference, adding that he "ought not to engage in that kind of behaviour. It's inconsistent with what the foreign policy of the United States is, as directed by this president. It is beyond inappropriate."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and David Alexander, editing by G Crosse)

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Updated Date: Sep 15, 2018 02:05 AM

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