Sen. Chris Murphy Confirms He Met With Iranian Minister: ‘It’s Dangerous Not to Talk to Adversaries’

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Munich, Germany, after Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway broke news of the “secret meeting.”

After Hemingway reported for the Federalist on Monday that Murphy and other Democratic senators “had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week,” Murphy confirmed the meeting on Twitter.

“I met w the Iranian Foreign Minister in Munich. It’s dangerous not to talk to adversaries, esp amidst a cycle of escalation,” Murphy wrote, claiming that he “urged” the foreign minister “to control any Iranian proxies in Iraq who might attack U.S. forces and allies there,” and “pressed him
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