by Brian Cates 18 Nov 2013, 3:47 AM PDT
The Times Of Israel is reporting that a team of negotiators led by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been conducting secret talks with Iran about it's nuclear weapons program for the past year.
The report states the deal submitted in Geneva earlier this month was a direct result of these secret year-long negotiations between teams headed by Jarrett and Iran's Ali Akbar Salehi. That deal was ultimately rejected when France and Israel raised strong objections, and talks are expected to resume this Wednesday.
The White House was very quick to issue a categorical denial of the report. According to White House spokesperson Bernadette Meehan, "Those rumors are absolutely, 100 percent false."
If this report is found to be accurate despite the administration's fast denial, the fact that Jarrett is leading the U.S. negotiating team on Iran's nuclear weapons program is very troubling. She does not appear to have any foreign policy experience or history of being involved in such high level negotiations of this nature.