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US President Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 solely to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama, who had agreed the deal, according to a fresh leak of emails by the British ambassador to the US.(AP Photo)

Trump abandoned Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama: UK envoy in leaked emails

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 05:39 PM IST
The UK envoy, Kim Darroch, described Donald Trump pulling out of the Iran deal in May 2018 as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’, adding that the act appeared to be for ‘personality reasons’, according to the latest extracts published in ‘The Mail on Sunday’.
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)
The new row centered around a statement by Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu .(FILE PHOTO.)

Scotland Yard under fire over probe into envoy’s email leak

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who organized a conference on threat to media freedom across the world this week, defended the right of the press to publish Darroch’s leaked emails that described the Trump administration as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’, among other remarks.
The UK Foreign Office says Britain’s ambassador to the United States has resigned just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump were leaked.(AFP Photo)
The UK Foreign Office says Britain’s ambassador to the United States has resigned just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump were leaked.(AFP Photo)

UK ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables on Donald Trump

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 08:00 PM IST
Kim Darroch, who was branded “a very stupid guy” by Trump in Twitter tirades, said he wanted to put an end to speculation. The row raised questions over the ability of diplomats to report candidly to their capitals.
President Donald Trump(AP file photo)
President Donald Trump(AP file photo)

Donald Trump unloads anger with UK envoy on Theresa May

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:28 PM IST
The president also virtually declared the envoy, Kim Darroch, persona non-grata saying his administration will have nothing to do with him any more.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said she had full faith in the envoy, whose job is provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments, but added that his views did not necessarily reflect those of May or that of the British government.(REUTERS)
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said she had full faith in the envoy, whose job is provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments, but added that his views did not necessarily reflect those of May or that of the British government.(REUTERS)

Theresa May ‘regrets’ UK envoy’s remark on Trump

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:56 PM IST
The row continued to create ripples in Westminster, with foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt rejecting the envoy’s views, praising the Trump administration as ‘highly effective’.
Darroch wrote that to get through to Trump, “you need to make your points simple, even blunt”, wondering whether the Trump White House “will ever look competent”(Twitter/@KimDarroch)
Darroch wrote that to get through to Trump, “you need to make your points simple, even blunt”, wondering whether the Trump White House “will ever look competent”(Twitter/@KimDarroch)

UK envoy’s candid cable on Trump sparks row

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Darroch labeled the administration ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’, calling the White House under Trump ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘divided’.
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.(AFP Photo)
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.(AFP Photo)

UK’s top envoy in US says Trump administration inept, dysfunctional: Report

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:29 PM IST
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.
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