Nov 9, 2012 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from Breitbart: Even as Obama and Ahmadinejad deny that any nuclear negotiations have been entered into by the U.S. and Iran, Senior Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett is reportedly negotiating with Tehran on Obama’s behalf.
If true this claim could confirm the New York Times’ earlier report that various members of the Obama administration were “engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the presidential elections are over.”
The Obama administration’s denials of any talks were so strident that the Times tried to edit their original story so as to mask any assertion to the contrary. Israeli officials even dismissed the report by saying they would have known if such talks were going on.
Excerpted from The Blaze: The face of the Obama administration’s outreach to Iran may have just been unmasked, and it’s allegedly Valerie Jarrett.
Last month, the New York Times informed America that the Obama administration has been running secret talks with Iran in order to facilitate a working relationship once tomorrow’s election is over. Official disavowals were not long in coming, even as off the record sources confirmed that the talks were taking place.
And thanks to YNetNews, we may now know who the administration’s designated voice is: Obama confidante and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. From the article:
A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.
TheBlaze reported on the background underlying these negotiations near the tail end of last month, in a story by Isreal-based correspondent Sharona Schwartz. Here’s Schwartz’s take on what a full-scale diplomatic relationship with Iran might mean:
While the body of the report offers no further detail about what full diplomatic relations would mean, a graphic accompanying Maariv’s report (pictured above, beneath the images of Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) states renewed relations would include: direct flights between Washington or New York and Tehran; granting entry permits for American visitors to Iran and for Iranians to visit the U.S.; “security cooperation and defense of citizens visiting in the host country”; diplomatic dialogue at a senior level; and an exchange of senior officials’ visits.