UK ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch has resigned over a dispute with Trump administration about leaked emails. Earlier, Sir Kim described the Trump-administration as ‘clumsy and inept’ in leaked emails while President Donald Trump called him a very stupid guy in response.
US president also denied continuing working with Sir Kim. UK ambassador also made a statement that it is not possible for him to continue and appointment of a new ambassador is the need of the hour. Meanwhile, Theresa May called his resignation a matter of deep regret. A minister has criticized Boris Johnson for not supporting Sir Kim.
Sir Simon McDonald called the email leaks malicious and further said that for the first time in his job, a president denied working with a UK ambassador. Sir Kim’s resignation has provoked widespread support whereas some asked about Boris Johnson point of view about the matter. On hearing about Sir Kim’s resignation, Mr. Johnson praised him as ‘a superb diplomat’. Meanwhile, he also strongly criticized the person responsible for the email leak.
When media questioned Mr. Johnson for more support of Sir Kim, he denied by saying it wide of the mark to manage civil servants matter into the political arena. Europe Minister, Sir Alan Duncan described it disgraceful negligence and said Mr. Johnson has ‘thrown the ambassador under a bus to fulfill his personal interests.
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