John Kerry and others told us that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is a moderate. Would it shock you to learn that this might not be true?

Before we even get to the main story, here’s a reminder. When John Kerry recently went behind the Trump administration’s back in an effort to save the Iran Deal, Zarif was one of the world leaders with whom he was meeting.

The New York Post reported:

John Kerry secretly meeting with world leaders in bid to save Iran deal

Former Secretary of State John Kerry has been quietly meeting with world diplomats in a lobbying effort to save the Iran nuclear deal, a report revealed Friday.

In recent weeks, he has met in person with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and spoken on the phone with top EU official Federica Mogherini, The Boston Globe reported.

Kerry wants to save the Obama administration’s signature foreign-policy pact that President Trump has said he wants to kill. The US has until May 12 to withdraw from the deal.

Now to the news of the day. When it comes to Zarif, one is reminded of that famous line by The Who. “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

Report: Top Iranian Official, John Kerry Meeting Partner, Caught Chanting ‘Death To America’

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, a key architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was caught on camera chanting “Death to America,” “Death to Britain” and “Death to Israel,” Israeli outlet Ynetnews reported on Saturday.

Zarif participated in the violent chants on Thursday after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered a speech in Tehran, according to Ynetnews.

Zarif’s call for the destruction of America came less than two months after he secretly met with former Secretary of State John Kerry in mid-April to try and save the Iran nuclear deal.

Here’s the video:

Hat tip to Noga Tarnopolsky:

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