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PoliticsDiplomats shaken for now after Britain's US ambassador quits

08:45  11 july  2019
08:45  11 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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LONDON (AP) — Britain ' s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after

DONALD Trump said Britain ' s ambassador to Washington who branded him "inept" has "not served the " We continue to think that under President Trump the US administration is not just highly effective but the Ministers expect "honest, unvarnished advice" from senior diplomats , he argued, adding

Diplomats shaken for now after Britain's US ambassador quits© Provided by The Associated Press A vehicle is seen parked outside the entrance to the British Embassy in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. British ambassador to the U.S., Kim Darroch, resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrated having a "special relationship". (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States over leaked cables critical of the Trump administration may have jolted official Washington, but it's unlikely to have a lasting impact on the U.S.-British relationship or diplomatic practice.

UK's top envoy in US says Trump executive 'inept': report

UK's top envoy in US says Trump executive 'inept': report Britain's ambassador in the United States has described President Donald Trump and his administration as "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional", according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Mail on Sunday. Ambassador Kim Darroch reportedly said Trump's presidency could "crash and burn" and "end in disgrace", in the cache of secret cables and briefing notes sent back to Britain seen by the newspaper. "We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept," Darroch allegedly wrote in one dispatch.

The controversial British Ambassador to the United States whose caustic remarks about President Donald Trump were leaked to the media at the weekend has resigned from his post. Noting the enormous media storm generated around his remarks about President Trump and his administration

BRITAIN ' S ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch has sensationally quit today after being embroiled in a Donald Trump leak storm. The US president launched a scathing attack yesterday branding the ambassador "wacky" after a series of damning indictments were leaked from secret cables over two

Current and former diplomats say the leak of Ambassador Kim Darroch's sensitive reports is unfortunate and alarming, particularly given the apparent political motive behind it. Yet, they believe any complications will be temporary even as they create short-term turbulence in relations.

"It's a problem, but I don't know that it has a chilling affect over time because in the end people have jobs to do and they do their jobs," said Ronald Neumann, a retired three-time U.S. ambassador who is the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy. "It's wrong and it's too bad. Still, you move on because there's work to be done."

British Diplomats Say Trump's Dispute with the Ambassador Has Come at the Worst Possible Time

British Diplomats Say Trump's Dispute with the Ambassador Has Come at the Worst Possible Time A diplomatic rift between the U.S. and the U.K. has left British officials worried over their ability to conduct business in Washington.

After the ambassador ’ s resignation, Hunt said he was “deeply saddened.” “Standing up for Britain means standing up for the finest diplomats on In Britain , much of the anger focused on Johnson, for giving the impression that he was more willing to appease the American president than stick up for a

Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as Britain ’ s ambassador to Washington, saying that it was “impossible” to stay on after criticism by President Trump. He said: “I regret that [the resignation] because he is a superb diplomat . I worked with him for many years.

Darroch, a well-known figure in Washington, resigned on Wednesday amid an uproar over the candid cables, saying "the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like." The resignation followed President Donald Trump's furious caustic response to the leaked cables in which Darroch offered candid negative views of his administration.

Diplomats shaken for now after Britain's US ambassador quits© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, July 10, 2019, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, FIle)

In the cables, Darroch called the administration's policy toward Iran "incoherent," said the president might be indebted to "dodgy Russians" and raised doubts about whether the White House "will ever look competent."

U.K. PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump

U.K. PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump Leaked cables revealed United Kingdom Ambassador Kim Darroch criticizing President Trump and his administration, causing a diplomatic rift between the allied nations and a personal rebuke from Mr. Trump -- but Prime Minister Theresa May is standing by her envoy. "We have made clear to the U.S. how unfortunate this leak is. The selective extracts leaked do not reflect the closeness of, and the esteem in which we hold, the relationship," a spokesperson for May said in a written statement.

LONDON — Britain ' s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship.".

LONDON — Britain ’ s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as “wacky” and a “pompous fool” after leaked

Trump's lambasting of Darroch on Twitter — he called the ambassador "a pompous fool" and "a very stupid guy" and criticized outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May — drew condemnation from both sides of the Atlantic.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is in the running to replace May, replied: "Allies need to treat each other with respect."

Others suggested that Trump's reaction proved Darroch's point.

"Trump's petty and vindictive overreaction not only reinforces the accuracy of Darroch's portrait of him in his leaked cables, but further erodes an already complicated bilateral relationship," said William Burns, a highly respected retired career diplomat who served as deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration and is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The State Department downplayed the fracas, saying: "The United States and the United Kingdom share a bond that is bigger than any individual, and we look forward to continuing that partnership. We remain committed to the U.S.-UK Special Relationship and our shared global agenda."

Jeremy Hunt blasts Trump as 'disrespectful and wrong' as spat over UK envoy deepens

Jeremy Hunt blasts Trump as 'disrespectful and wrong' as spat over UK envoy deepens In a televised debate on Tuesday, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt reiterated his support for Kim Darroch, the ambassador who was revealed in leaked cables to have criticized Trump as "inept" and "incompetent," among other things. "I will keep him until he's due to retire," he said. Johnson, a former Foreign Secretary, refused to go out on a limb about whether he would decide to keep Darroch on. "I won't be so presumptuous as to assume that I'm going to be in a position to take that," he said. "It is vital that our civil service is not politicized by people leaking what they say," Johnson also said.

The UK ambassador to the US resigned Wednesday. (Gray News). Kim Darroch said in a letter Wednesday that even though his posting was due to end this year, he believed "in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador ."

LONDON (AP) — Britain ' s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after

But Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who chairs the House intelligence committee, said Trump's comments make the work of American diplomats abroad harder than they already are.

"Diplomats the world over, including ours, are expected to provide candid assessments and advice to their home governments," he said. "If a foreign leader treated an American ambassador as President Trump treated the British ambassador, we would be up in arms, and justifiably so. "

In fact, U.S. diplomats have already felt the consequences of leaked cables that laid out unvarnished and often unflattering impressions of foreign leaders and governments.

The 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of classified and sensitive documents had a direct impact on at least three U.S. ambassadors, including one, Carlos Pascual, who resigned as envoy to Mexico over fallout from cables critical of then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Pascual was traveling Wednesday and not immediately available to comment on any similarities between his resignation and Darroch's.

Carnegie's Burns, who was serving as the third-ranking U.S. diplomat at the time, recalled that the leaks had "negative practical implications" for the day-to-day conduct of embassies.

"The immediate impact was to make U.S. diplomatic missions more careful, so there is, at least initially, a dampening effect," he said. "But, we got over it in time."

In the long run, though, few believe damage to the "special relationship" caused this week will be severe or lingering.

"The state-to-state relationship is much more than one person, particularly with Britain," Neumann said. "This is probably one of the least ambassador-dependent relationships we have, which is why we are able to send whoever we want to London, including some who are not so able."

Diplomats express solidarity with UK ambassador's verdict on Trump.
After Britain's ambassador to the US resigned Wednesday following personal attacks by President Donald Trump, one of the most powerful expressions of support for the UK envoy was only 23 words long -- but it spoke volumes, diplomats and foreign envoys said. A photo tweeted Thursday morning of ambassadors from Germany, France and the European Union with outgoing UK Ambassador Kim Darroch literally showed the other envoys standing shoulder to shoulder with their British counterpart. "Honored to host my colleagues and friends," German Ambassador Emily Haber wrote in her post.

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