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इंडियन आवाज़     16 Oct 2019 11:43:52      انڈین آواز
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UK ambassador to US resigns over Trump leaks row

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UK ambassador to the US,Sir Kim Darroch has resigned from his post as a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump’s administration escalates.

In a letter to the Foreign Office, Sir Kim said he wanted to end speculation about his position: “The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.

“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.”

Theresa May said Sir Kim’s departure was “a matter of deep regret” after the ambassador said it was “impossible” for him to continue.

Meanwhile, one minister said Boris Johnson had thrown Sir Kim “under a bus” by not fully supporting him.

President Trump said on Monday that the US would not deal with Sir Kim.

The US president had branded him “a very stupid guy” after emails emerged where the ambassador had called his administration “clumsy and inept”.

The leak was described as “malicious” by Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under secretary and head of the diplomatic service, who told Sir Kim: “You are the best of us.”

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