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John Kerry fires back at Trump, Pompeo over Iran meetings

John Kerry
John Kerry. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State John Kerry fired back at President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over their criticism of his meetings with Iran's Prime Minister, saying the administration should be more "worried about Paul Manafort" than his meetings, ABC News reports.

The big picture: Trump and Pompeo both criticized Kerry for meeting with Iranian officials on Friday. Pompeo said Kerry is directly undermining the current administration with his meetings and Trump called them "illegal." Kerry defended himself saying he only tried to figure out what Iran may be willing to do in order to "change the dynamic of the Middle East for the better."