Britain Ambassador To US Resigns Over Leaked Diplomatic Cables
The British ambassador to the United States of America, Kim Darroch, announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that it had become impossible for him to continue his role.
Darroch made comments critical of U.S. President Donald Trump in diplomatic cables which were subsequently leaked. He said in a statement:
Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.
Darroch, who has been Britain’s top diplomat in Washington since 2016, used words such as “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent” to describe Trump, and called the current US administration “uniquely dysfunctional.”
Trump responded on Twitter by calling Darroch “a very stupid guy” and a “pompous fool,” and had declared he would “no longer deal” with him.