Secret Iran talks?
Report: Obama adviser leading effort
- Duration 3:12
- Date Nov 10, 2012
Report: Obama adviser leading effort
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-- this week we learned that the threat from Iran appears to growing the Pentagon confirming Thursday that Iranian jets tried to shoot down.
An unmanned US drone and failed it just days before the election.
-- while that was happening there are also some reports that president Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
-- holding secret talks with the Iranian government over their nuclear program.
Something the administration though denies what should we make double this year discusses -- -- CC's president and executive editor of the Washington guardian hi John.
Good morning -- -- give -- information about Valerie Jarrett from an Israeli newspaper to get the White House denies that she's in any sort of secret talks or any talks whatsoever.
Iran if this is true if the Israeli newspaper has it right why would Valerie Jarrett be tasked with these talks as opposed to -- secretary of state.
-- -- we start off by my sources tell me that -- Valerie Jarrett does not have a hotline to Tehran that she may be working through some intermediaries to send messages I around that if you're tired with the sanctions.
Come to the table -- negotiate.
But why would she be involved at all -- and she's one of the closest most important advisors to the president and if I ran as an issue of the second term that's going to be important to him.
She's going to be involved in some -- with the national security team.
And there are also some reports that when.
In connection to this or maybe not.
That Iran is rethinking its nuclear program and -- is possibly freezing -- do we have any reason to believe that that's true.
Well you know yesterday in the middle of the Petraeus news breaking there was this a story -- in the Associated Press that the administration very openly told a team.
That if I ran agreed to some more movement on the nuclear.
Program and did things that they had previously not -- to talk about that maybe the administration would.
Pull back the sanctions quicker than they put on the table in the past.
That's sort of negotiation that sort of public negotiation tells me that.
They -- some movement and they're trying to create momentum somewhere and in the process but at the same time look what's been happening I ran shoots down or tries to shoot down a drone.
They've been blame for the recent Internet cyber attacks that occurred and across the Middle East and across western interest they don't sound at least an action like a country looking for negotiation right now.
Let's talk a little bit more about that shooting death that attempted -- shooting down of the drawn.
Do you believe that they were trying to shoot jump a -- -- sending warning shots why didn't they hit it.
Well these Jones have -- invasive technology and as you remember a couple years ago there was a report that I ran had picked up one of our drones partly destroyed.
They would love to get all the technology to figure out how we spy on them.
But these things have really great countermeasures and they get better and better as we learn from episodes and so they may have very well tried to shoot it down I doubt they were trying to just do a warning shot they want their hands on the technology.
But the technology the US has has great countermeasures and I guess it it missed because of that.
Very quickly do you think it's strange that this happened five days before the election and we only found out about it a couple days ago.
I did the Pentagon doesn't like to talk about engagement without her hand on things like drones we try to keep our draws pretty quiet and so I don't think to have much to do with the election I do think.
These next few weeks you're gonna hear a lot more about I ram though that and it's going to be a direct result of what mandate -- -- president thinks he has from the election.
All right John Solomon from the Washington guardian thanks so much for coming and they.