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US News Husband of US woman granted diplomatic immunity 'not registered diplomat'

15:45  08 october  2019
15:45  08 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged the US to "reconsider its position" on granting diplomatic immunity to an American woman who was involved in a Earlier, the Foreign Office disputed claims that her husband Jonathan Sacoolas was not a registered diplomat and that she was therefore not

The husband of the American woman granted diplomatic immunity following a fatal car crash was not registered as a diplomat , a lawyer has told Sky News. © Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US . Mark Stephens revealed Jonathan Sacoolas is not on the

a person posing for the camera: Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US © Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US

The husband of the American women granted diplomatic immunity following a fatal car crash was not registered as a diplomat, a lawyer has told Sky News.

Mark Stephens revealed Jonathan Sacoolas is not on the official diplomatic list, meaning he or any dependents would not be allowed protection through diplomatic immunity.

The international lawyer said he was protected under a bilateral US-UK agreement covering spy bases in the UK.

Mr Sacoolas' wife, Anne, was granted diplomatic immunity and flew to the US soon after British teenager Harry Dunn was killed in a car crash she is believed to have been involved in.

Police believe Mrs Sacoolas, 42, pulled out on to the wrong side of the road as she emerged from Northamptonshire's RAF Croughton on 27 August.

Sky News named the diplomat's wife on Sunday after earlier revealing a deal gives diplomats and their families at the US spy base diplomatic immunity, despite only London-based US diplomats and their dependents usually being covered.

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The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship .
The wife of an American official was involved in a crash that killed a teen. She fled back to the US — setting off a diplomatic dispute.Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old British man, was killed in a crash with a Volvo while riding his motorcycle in Northamptonshire, England, in late August.

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