Radical Anti-War Group Delivering Flowers to Kerry’s House to Thank Him for Iran Deal

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July 31, 2015

The far-left activist group Code Pink will attempt to hand-deliver flowers to Secretary of State John Kerry at his Georgetown home on Monday to thank him for reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, the organization said on Friday.

Code Pink, a group that is known for interrupting congressional hearings and advocating for dictators, said in a statement that it will "show support for the Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to broker a nuclear agreement with Iran by visiting his Georgetown residence with flowers."

The activists said they would also spell out the words "IRAN DEAL YES" outside of Kerry’s house in pink parasols.

"We call on our congressional representatives to ignore the monied interests of people who prefer hostilities over diplomacy, and instead support Secretary Kerry’s efforts and represent the interests and desires of the American people by supporting this deal," said Medea Benjamin, a cofounder of the group, in a statement.

Code Pink came under fire in May after traveling to Pyongyang, North Korea, to attend a "peace symposium" and called for an end to sanctions against the regime. In 2008, the group also traveled to Iran to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then its president.

Code Pink has also advocated for "victims" of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and was a key organizer of the Gaza flotillas.

There are indications that the admiration between Code Pink and John Kerry could be mutual. Kerry defended the group in 2013, saying he once held similar positions.