On Monday, President Trump took to social media, where he touted increased sanctions on Iran, while admonishing Obama-era Secretary of State John Kerry for what he called “VERY BAD advice” regarding the Iranian Nuclear Deal, speculating a possible crime.
“Iran is being given VERY BAD ADVICE by [John Kerry] and people who helped him lead the US into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal,” said Trump, who went on to ask, “Big violation of Logan Act?”
Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than make up the Oil Flow difference in our now Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil. Iran is being given VERY BAD advice by @JohnKerry and people who helped him lead the U.S. into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal. Big violation of Logan Act?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2019
Kerry, whose clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, occurring through 2018, was met by bipartisan criticism, and prompted several conservatives to question whether Kerry had, in fact, violated the Logan Act.
In a direct contrast from the previous administration, President Trump has taken an increasingly tough stance on Iran, including recently-imposed sanctions on exported oil, citing the nation’s continued sponsorship of terrorism.