Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

UK police identify suspect behind leaked envoy memos

President Trump made the comments as he left the White House this morning President Trump made the comments as he left the White House this morning Credit Reuters
Patty Aguilar | 14 July, 2019, 15:46

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal in an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the latest leaked emails from Sir Kim Darroch.

Britain's ambassador to Washington said US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iranian nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor, Barack Obama, leaked documents showed on Saturday, according to AFP, citing a British newspaper.

It says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the U.S. in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.

The secret cables described Trump's White House as "inept" and "dysfunctional", prompting a furious response by the US President.

The government has already opened an internal inquiry into the publication of the memos, which were critical of the Trump administration - and prompted a furious reaction from the United States president, who said he would no longer deal with Sir Kim.

But yesterday Johnson told Tory supporters that he was opposed to the prosecution of journalists if they publish any more leaked diplomatic cables from Sir Kim.

Darroch resigned after the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, refused to publicly stand up for him during a televised debate with his rival for the post, current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

British officials have said they have no evidence that hacking was involved in the documents' release, and that the culprit is likely to be found among politicians or civil servants in London.

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The head of Britain's diplomatic service, Simon McDonald, said this week he was "bracing" himself for further leaks, which he described as "the worst breach of trust in our service in my career".

The row erupted after the Met announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of the cables to The Mail on Sunday which resulted in Sir Kim's dramatic resignation.

A UK Foreign Office spokesman told CNN on Saturday that whoever leaked the cables "should face the consequences of their actions".

It comes as Boris Johnson, front runner to be Britain's next prime minister, denied he was responsible for the resignation of Darroch but admitted his comments had been a factor in the shock departure of one of the country's most senior diplomats.

"They should also be aware of the huge damage that has already been done and the potentially even greater damage to be done by further breaches of the Official Secrets Act", he said.

Darroch quit his position as British ambassador in Washington on Wednesday after his critical dispatches of Trump's administration were published in the Mail on Sunday. In them, Darroch called Trump's administration inept.

"I defend to the hilt the right of the press to publish those leaks if they receive them & judge them to be in the public interest: that is their job", he said.

The incident has caused the British government considerable embarrassment, especially considering that the partnership between the two countries was just trumpeted during Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom in early June.

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