9/15/2018, 2:37 AM (Source:
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Kerry: Pompeo's comments 'political theatrics'

Former United States Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments about his contacts with Iranian officials as "political theatrics."

“Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world just like every previous Secretary of State, and in a long phone conversation with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year he went into great detail about what he had learned about the Iranian’s view. No secrets were kept from this administration,” Kerry's spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill.

“There’s nothing unusual, let alone unseemly or inappropriate, about former diplomats meeting with foreign counterparts … What is unseemly and unprecedented is for the podium of the State Department to be hijacked for political theatrics,” the spokesperson added.

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