United Kingdom counter-terror police probe leak of Washington ambassador's cables

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 14, 2019

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador to the US.

Following his resignation police launched a criminal investigation into the origins of the leak with Scotland Yard's Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu saying there was a "clear public interest" in bringing those responsible to justice.

Asserting the legal investigation, Mr Basu said he changed into once happy the alleged leak had broken United Kingdom world members of the family.

On Friday, the Metropolitan Police said that it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak to the Mail of Sir Kim's dispatches.

Basu addressed the person responsible for the leak directly, saying: "The impact of what you have done is obvious". However, you are now also responsible for diverting busy detectives from undertaking their core mission.

"As a result the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, who take national responsibility for investigating allegations of criminal breaches of the Official Secrets Act, has launched a criminal investigation", Basu added.

It followed the announcement Sir Kim had chose to quit, saying his position had become "impossible" following the publication of cables in which he described the Trump administration as "inept" and "dysfunctional".

Thirdly and crucially, says Farr, evidence suggests we have this ambassador's own words from his team that when Johnson refused to support him in Johnson and Hunt's first TV debate, the ambassador felt he had to resign.

Sir Kim stepped down amid the fallout from leaked emails last weekend.

Top Minister Theresa Would possibly perchance presumably said Sir Kim's departure changed into once "a topic of deep feel sorry about" and public servants wants as a plot to give "corpulent and frank recommendation".

Sir Kim told Mr Johnson: "The outcome illustrated the paradox of this White House: you got exceptional access, seeing everyone short of the president; but on the substance, the administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons - it was Obama's deal".

In a trademark Twitter outburst, the president described Sir Kim as a "pompous fool" and a "very stupid guy", leaving the ambassador to conclude that his position in Washington had become "impossible".

The paper also reported that Darroch hinted at discord brewing between Trump's closest aides and said the White House had failed to produce a "day-after" plan on how to handle the aftermath of withdrawing from the deal.

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".

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