Britain’s ambassador to the U.S has stepped down after leaked documents showed him disparaging President Trump.
In the documents, ambassador Kim Darroch called the Trump administration’s Iran policy “incoherent” and speculated the president might be serving the interests of “dodgy Russians.”
On Monday July 8, after the documents were published in a British newspaper, President Trump tweeted that his administration would no longer deal with Darroch.
I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US. We will no longer deal with him.President Trump tweet, July 8
As a result, Darroch submitted his resignation.
The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, in July 10 resignation letter
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is on her way out of office, praised Darroch and criticized the leak. Left-wing political figures also criticized conservative British politician Boris Johnson for not standing up for Darroch. Johnson is in the running to be next Prime Minister of Great Britain.
The fact that Sir Kim has been bullied out of his job, because of Donald Trump’s tantrums and Boris Johnson’s pathetic lick-spittle response, is something that shames our country.Emily Thornberry, spokeswoman on foreign affairs issues for the liberal Labour Party.
Darroch was scheduled to retire at the end of 2019.
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