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

00:16  10 july  2019
00:16  10 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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.

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

Maybe that relationship isn’t so special after all. Photo: Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images. The Trump administration is “dysfunctional,” “unpredictable,” and not “normal.”. Trump “radiates insecurity,” uses “false claims and invented statistics,” and will never “look competent.”.

U.K. PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump© Riccardo Savi/Getty Capitol File 2017 WHCD Welcome Reception

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. "At the same time, we have also underlined the importance of Ambassadors being able to provide honest, unvarnished assessments of the politics in their country. Sir Kim Darroch continues to have the Prime Minister's full support."

Trump calls Theresa May 'foolish' and her ambassador to the U.S. a 'very stupid guy'

Trump calls Theresa May 'foolish' and her ambassador to the U.S. a 'very stupid guy' The president repeated his criticisms of Theresa May's handling of Brexit negotiations, and doubled down on his criticism of the UK ambassador.

LONDON — In a series of leaked diplomatic cables , Britain’s ambassador to the United States described President Trump as “radiating insecurity” and his administration as diplomatically “clumsy and inept

US President Donald Trump has stepped up his attack on the UK 's ambassador in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, saying "we will no longer deal with him". I have been very critical about the way the U . K . and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have

"The U.K. has a special and enduring relationship with the U.S. based on our long history and commitment to shared values and that will continue to be the case," the spokesperson said.

Britain's International Trade Minister Liam Fox, on a visit to Washington this week, said he would personally apologize to Mr. Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump for the "malicious" leak, which he noted could "damage" the trans-Atlantic relationship and "therefore affect our wider security interest."

In the leaked cables, Darroch said Mr. Trump "radiates insecurity," and said his team at the British Embassy in Washington "don't really believe Trump's administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; ... less diplomatically clumsy and inept."

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.

LONDON — In a series of leaked diplomatic cables , Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, described President Trump as “radiating insecurity” and his administration as diplomatically “clumsy and inept

The stand by leaders of states and Puerto Rico, nearly all Democrats, comes as the Trump administration moves to freeze tougher mileage standards laid out by former President Barack Obama, in one of the previous U . K . PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump .

The British government has launched an investigation into who leaked the memos.

President Trump responded Monday on Twitter, writing that the ambassador "is not liked... or well thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him." Monday night, Darroch was uninvited from a dinner the president was attending.

The rift comes at a critical time; the U.S. and U.K. are trying to present a united front in the face of mounting tension with Iran, which on Monday further exceeded limits set by the nuclear deal which Mr. Trump pulled the U.S. out of last year. The remaining parties to the deal -- most crucially from Iran's standpoint, the Europeans -- have been trying to get Iran to stay in the agreement.

It also comes at a time of tremendous political uncertainty for Britain, with the U.K. set to "Brexit" from the European Union later this year. The divorce from the European bloc has divided British society and forced Prime Minister May to announce her resignation. If Brexit happens as scheduled at the end of October, or at any time, Britain -- a relatively small economy without the collective bargaining power of the EU community behind it -- will be forced to negotiate new trade deals around the globe.

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The former British ambassador to the United States, who turned in his resignation last week following the release of private communications harshly critical of President Trump, said he believed that dossier author and ex-British spy Christopher Steele was “absolutely” credible, according to the leaked cables. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sir Kim Darroch, the long-time senior British diplomat who had served as their representative in Washington, D.C.

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