Trump critics have seized new leaked cables from the former British ambassador to the US, whose destructive assessment of the president led to a large diplomatic list.
Kim Darroch believed that Trump withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, and described the move as & # 39; diplomatic vandalism & # 39 ;, showed explosive leaked documents on Saturday.
Bruce Heyman, a former US ambassador to Canada, then doubled Darroch's criticism and called it & # 39; the most accurate rating & # 39; of Trump's diplomatic strategy, in a twisted commentary on twitter in the late hours of Saturday night.
Heyman, who donated the Obama administration and wrote a book titled The Art of Diplomacy, is a long-standing critic of Trump, who himself wrote a book titled The Art of The Deal.
& # 39; The board is set for an act of diplomatic vandalism, apparently for ideological and personality reasons – it was Obama's deal & # 39 ;, Ambassador Darroch wrote in a diplomatic cable in May 2018.
Bruce Heyman, a former US ambassador to Canada, doubled Darroch's criticism and called it & # 39; the most accurate rating & # 39; of the strategy, in a destructive fight against the president, made on Twitter on Saturday night
Britain's Ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Darroch claimed that Donald Trump had left the nuclear deal with Iran as an act of & # 39; diplomatic vandalism & # 39; to punish his predecessor Barack Obama
Although he rolled up his sleeves with US minister Mike Pompeo and gave a thumbs up to cameras, Mr. Johnson could not change the mind of the US president
The cable was included in a second series of leaked reports published by the Mail on Sunday newspaper, the first of which caused Darroch to resign earlier this week.
In May 2018, the then British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson went to Washington to convince Trump not to abandon the Iran deal.
In a cable sent later, Darroch indicated that there was disagreement in the Trump team about the decision and criticized the White House for a lack of a long-term strategy.
& # 39; They cannot do any & # 39; formulate the day after & # 39; strategy; and contacts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning do not suggest a plan to reach partners and allies, both in Europe and in the region, Darroch wrote.
He reported that during his talks with Johnson, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo took a subtle distance by talking about & # 39; the president's decision & # 39 ;.
Boris Johnson did not meet President Trump himself during his trip to try to save the Iranian nuclear deal that Darroch describes. But he did meet Vice President Mike Pence, pictured. Sir Kim said it was clear that the president's advisers had different opinions
The newspaper reported that, according to Darroch, Pompeo also hinted that he had tried, but no revised text & # 39; sold & # 39; to Trump.
Sir Kim's leaked memos & # 39; s cache dominated the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last week, after Trump reacted furiously to Sir Kim who described the White House as a & # 39; unique dysfunctional environment & # 39; and & # 39; diplomatically clumsy and awkward & # 39 ;.
The president called Sir Kim a & # 39; pompous fool & # 39; and stated that he would no longer deal with him.
The ambassador suggested that Mr. Trump seemed to be leaving the Iran deal for & # 39; personality reasons & # 39; because it was agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama
At the same time, assistant commissioner Neil Basu warned that any further publication of the cables could be a criminal offense and called on journalists to return leaked government documents.
His comments were outright condemned by politicians and senior journalists, who accused the Met of the kind & # 39; heavy-handed & # 39; approach that is usually associated with totalitarian regimes.
In a further statement on Saturday, Basu emphasized that the Met did not intend & # 39; to try to prevent stories from being published in the public interest.
He said that the focus of the counterterrorism command investigation – which is investigating OSA breaches – clearly identified who was responsible for the leak.
He said, however, that she was advised to do any further publication of the cables & # 39; now knowing that they could be a violation of the OSA & # 39; could also be a criminal offense – for which there was no defense of the public interest.
& # 39; We know these documents and others may remain in circulation. We have a duty to prevent and detect crimes, and the previous statement was meant to be alert to the risk of OSA violation, & he said.
Boris Johnson, pictured with Ivanka Trump on the doomed journey of 2018 to convince Donald Trump not to abandon the Iranian deal
In a statement, a spokesperson for The Mail on Sunday said it published the latest leaked details – despite the threat of persecution – because & # 39; a free press is vital to our democracy & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The media must have the freedom to disclose such information, in the public interest, as long as life or national security is not endangered, said the spokesperson.
& # 39; Our readers around the world now have important information about how Britain tried, but failed, to prevent President Trump from giving up the nuclear deal with Iran.
& # 39; What is more in the public interest than a better understanding of how this position was achieved, which could have serious consequences for world peace? & # 39;
In response to the latest leak, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said: & # 39; A police investigation has been initiated into the totally unacceptable leak of this sensitive material. The perpetrator must face the consequences of his actions.
& # 39; It is not news that the US and the UK differ in ways to ensure that Iran is never able to get hold of a nuclear weapon; but this underlines that we are not afraid to talk about our differences and to work together. & # 39;
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