Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 14, 2019

Johnson, a former foreign secretary, also said it would be wrong to seek criminal charges against the press for publishing leaked material.

In 2015, the United States, China, Britain, France, Russia and Germany signed a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for a partial lifting of worldwide economic sanctions.

Shadow worldwide minister Liz McInnes said Sir Kim Darroch changed into once "factual doing his job" and the legal investigation changed into once "welcome".

The British Foreign Office recently announced that its ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, had resigned following the scandal over a leak of the embassy's cables.

British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts an event at the British Embassy in Washington, October 20, 2017.

"Sir Kim was doing his job".

According to the Daily Mail Saturday, the former ambassador said Trump seemed to be discarding the Iran nuclear deal for "personality reasons", as the deal had been agreed to by former President Barack Obama.

Basu said that the publication of the leaked memos, if the person who leaked knew or suspected the damage it would cause, "may be a criminal matter".

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His comments were roundly condemned by politicians and senior journalists, who accused the Met of the kind of "heavy-handed" approach more usually associated with totalitarian regimes.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is jousting with Boris Johnson to become Britain's next prime minister, tweeted Saturday that the person responsible for the leak must be found and held responsible, but he differed with police over whether the publication of leaks is a possible crime.

"I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty's Government".

"The media must be free to publish such information, in the public interest, as long as it does not endanger lives or national security", the spokesman said.

He added that the British have "got to stop their leaking problems there just like they have to stop them in our country".

"What could be more in the public interest than a better understanding of how this position was reached, which may have serious consequences for world peace?"

Scotland Yard say its counter-terrorism command is leading an investigation into the incident, concerning the outgoing ambassador to Washington.

"It's not news that the United States and United Kingdom differ in how to ensure Iran is never able to acquire a nuclear weapon; but this does underline that we do not shy away from talking about our differences and working together".

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