Menendez to Kerry: Hey, Did You Happen to Notice All Those Red Lines from the Ayatollah?

Menendez to Kerry: Hey, Did You Happen to Notice All Those Red Lines from the Ayatollah?


By:  Bridget Johnson
PJ Media


Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) dropped a line to Secretary of State John Kerry, who landed in Vienna today for the final Iran nuclear negotiations ahead of a Tuesday deadline, to see if the top diplomat just happened to notice Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s red lines.

Khamenei’s speech on state television, which was tweeted to the English-speaking audience, demanded that “all financial and economic sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. Congress or the U.S. government should be lifted immediately when we sign a nuclear agreement,” that “inspection of our military sites is out of the question and is one of our red lines,” and that freezing Iranian research and development “for a long time, like 10 or 12 years, is not acceptable.”

Only days before, Menendez noted to Kerry, the Iranian parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of any future deal with the P5+1 countries.

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