27 September 2015

A Conflict of Interest?

In 2009, Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, married an Iranian-American physician named Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahed. The best man at that wedding?

The son of Mohammad Javad Zarif, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Rouhani administration and Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations, as noted at allenwest.com.

Combined Family Photo at 2009
Kerry and Nahed Wedding Event

An official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry headed by Mohammad Javar Zarif claimed on Monday that US media reports indicating Zarif's son was best man at the wedding of US Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter are "news fabrication" according to Israel National News source.

Did this personal connection have any impact on the recent capitulation to negotiations with Iran on the nuclear deal? Is the relationship significant and improper enough that Kerry should have recused himself from the surrender negotiations? Impossible to know, but it does suggest Kerry has a closer relationship than a Secretary of State should have with an influential member of the state sponsor of terrorism that has killed more Americans than anyone outside of 9/11.

One cannot help but wonder. POTUS Obama and his entire Democratic Administration are noted to be soft on Muslims as a group. The American perception is that Muslims would like to see Sharia law in the USA.

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