United Kingdom ambassador to US quits days after leaked cables

Trump: U.S. will no longer deal with British ambassador

Storm clouds gathered over the trans-Atlantic relationship as veteran diplomat Kim Darroch said he could no longer do his job in Washington after Trump cut off all contact with the representative of one of America's closest allies.

Darroch on Wednesday said he was resigning after his criticism of Donald Trump's White House drew the ire of the U.S. president on Twitter.

"Whenever I visited Washington as foreign secretary, I was struck by Sir Kim's professionalism and intellect", Hunt said in a statement.

In his resignation letter Sir Kim - who Trump branded a "pompous fool" and a "stupid guy" - said: "The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like".

His resignation has set off a flurry of finger pointing and accusations in London. She also said that Britain would not bow to pressure from Mr. Trump and fire the ambassador.

Jonathan Powell, former prime minister Tony Blair's chief of staff, told Britain's Channel 4 News that the attempt to force Darroch from office followed similar efforts to punish career British officials suspected of insufficient enthusiasm for Brexit, according to The Intercept website.

Darroch announced his decision the morning after a debate between the two contenders to replace May as party leader and prime minister, Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

The Prime Minister spoke with Mr Darroch by phone for about five minutes, shortly before facing MPs. May on July 24.

Nintendo Switch Lite Launched, to Be Available From September 20
Nintendo has clarified that the back-of-box information for physical games, or Nintendo's website , will say if this is the case. If you're unsure which games include this mode, just look for the "handheld mode" icon on your game's packaging, or on the eShop.

"I wouldn't use the language President Trump used, and I wouldn't agree with it", he said.

"I thought it was most odd that the career of a particular servant should suddenly become a test case within a TV debate". "He got a raw deal from the press", Graham tweeted Wednesday.

"Somebody has, for whatever malicious reasons, sought to either damage the UK-US relationship or indeed Sir Kim personally", he told reporters.

Independent MP Nick Boles, who resigned from the Conservative Party this year, tweeted that Mr Johnson was "already responsible for a grievous blow to the UK's global reputation".

"He (Boris Johnson) has basically thrown this fantastic diplomat under the bus to serve his own personal interests". But others came to Mr. Johnson's defence and said the criticism was unfair. Rather, the Republican senator appeared to attack the press for covering the context within the leaked memos, describing the news cycle as "a good example of selective media coverage of an issue".

The Intercept's Robert Mackey wrote Tuesday that "the president's angry denunciation of the previously obscure diplomat. was so predictable, it looked to some observers like the intended outcome of a plot, hatched in London, to depose the ambassador in Washington by leaking his confidential briefing notes". The leaked e-mails were obtained by Isabel Oakeshott, a Brexit sympathizer who has ties to Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party.

But a friend of Sir Kim said: 'Boris Johnson's comments were not the only factor that persuaded him to resign, but they were a factor. I'm a great supporter of Kim's.

Gatherings were frequently bipartisan, drawing guests from the Trump and Obama administrations, who mingled with journalists and members of prominent think tanks.

Related News:

  • India's World Cup dream shattered as New Zealand win by 18 runs

    India's World Cup dream shattered as New Zealand win by 18 runs

    Ross Taylor had added just seven runs to his overnight 67 before being superbly run out by a direct hit from Ravindra Jadeja. India were reduced to 24 for 4 in chase of 240, but Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put up a fight in a thrilling finish.
    Joe Biden apologises for remarks about segregationist senators

    Joe Biden apologises for remarks about segregationist senators

    Her campaign said it raised $2 million in the first 24 hours after she went head-to-head with nine other candidates on June 27. Biden had actively worked to oppose busing and that at a certain point, "the federal government must step in".
    Warriors Waive Shaun Livingston

    Warriors Waive Shaun Livingston

    Livingston re-signed with the team in July of 2017 on a three-year, $24 million contract. Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski announced the move in a tweet Tuesday evening.
  • Violent brawl breaks out at Disneyland's 'Toontown' in front of horrified families

    Violent brawl breaks out at Disneyland's 'Toontown' in front of horrified families

    A viral video displaying a fight break out at Disneyland's Toontown has proposed an inquiry by police in Anaheim, Calif. He detailed that he and three other men subdued the man in the red shirt and even caused him to lose consciousness.
    Former Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Reunited With Stolen Dog

    Former Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Reunited With Stolen Dog

    Sturridge's dog has been found. " Listen, someone has broken into the house in LA, took my dog from the house ". I wanna know why they took bags from upstairs.
    Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1.75%

    Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1.75%

    The Bank projects real GDP growth to average 1.3 percent in 2019 and about 2 percent in 2020 and 2021. After the solid spring, many analysts are now expecting growth of between 2.5 and three per cent.
  • INDIA vs New Zealand

    INDIA vs New Zealand

    Mitchell Santner's slow left-arm spin was one of New Zealand's biggest weapons and Williamson was lavish in his praise. Ross Taylor was 67 not out and Tom Latham was at 3 when the play was stopped.
    Roger Federer reaches semifinals after winning 100th Wimbledon match

    Roger Federer reaches semifinals after winning 100th Wimbledon match

    Federer is the first player to win 100 matches at one Grand Slam tournament. "The beginning, " Federer said, "was brutal". Federer's game is less reliant on a big serve, but Nadal needs to take advantage of any break chances.
    Here's how to join Google Messages' Beta program

    Here's how to join Google Messages' Beta program

    Since there's no home button to hold down anymore, the Assistant is now accessed by swiping from either corner of the screen. With Android Q, Google aims to provide a true gesture navigation experience with much smoother transitions and new features.
  • Kali Linux Now Available for Raspberry Pi 4

    Kali Linux Now Available for Raspberry Pi 4

    To get started, you can download the Raspberry Pi 4 image from Kali's website and following these instructions to get it setup. It's not a calamity, then - you'll just want to be careful if you're going to use a Pi 4 as the heart of your next DIY project.
    Megan Rapinoe on Anthem Protests: 'I Had this Immense Sense of Pride'

    Megan Rapinoe on Anthem Protests: 'I Had this Immense Sense of Pride'

    Joe Manchin, a Democrat, introduced a bill Tuesday that would bar federal funding for the men's 2026 World Cup until the U.S. It's going to, you know, force people to look inwards and question, you know, everything they thought that they knew.
    US Women’s National Team’s victory parade in NY

    US Women’s National Team’s victory parade in NY

    The soccer federation and the plaintiffs last month tentatively agreed to mediation, which is expected to begin now that the World Cup is over.


Most liked

Players won't lose purchases if publishers leave new Google gaming platform
Speaking of Wi-Fi, the search giant says the " Stadia Controller uses BLE for setup and then connects via Wi-Fi for gameplay". Google Stadia's cloud-gaming offerings are intriguing for many, but many are also anxious about the service's longevity.

British Royal Marines Seize Tanker Allegedly Carrying Iranian Oil to Syria
As if part of a script, National Security Adviser John Bolton welcomed the seizure of the tanker. Authorities in the British territory said the tanker can be held for up to 14 days.

US Urges Turkey to Stop Oil Drilling Off Cyprus
The Yavuz drillship dropped anchor on Monday to the south of Cyprus' Karpasia peninsula, a jutting northeastern panhandle. Cyprus was divided in 1974 after a Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.

PELOSI: Census Citizenship Question an Attempt to 'Make America White Again'
Furman said the urgency to resolve legal claims in the case and the need for efficient judicial proceedings had only grown. The administration says the question would help enforce the Voting Rights Act by protecting minorities' right to vote.

Ping system revealed for Borderlands 3
Streaming: Borderlands 3 features a Twitch extensions that allows you to look through a streamer's loadout and skilltrees. You can also check your friends' inventories, skill trees and challenge progress from the Friends menu.

Iranian boats attempted to seize British tanker
Iran had earlier summoned the British ambassador over what it called the "illegal interception" of the ship. US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting more zombie-themed content
Alpha Omega is now available in Zombies , and so is the Blood Wolf Bite perk and Phoenix Up and Head Drama Epic Elixirs on PS4. This time they are adding several new maps and extra game modes featuring zombie content through the Operation Apocalypse Z .

AFCON 2019: Don’t take South Africa for granted, fans caution Super Eagles
Baxter also has the luxury of players to choose from, as no one is now injured and Themba Zwane is back from suspension. For South Africa , the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup Of Nations has been one to remember.

Qualcomm is developing Snapdragon Wear 429 with 64-bit support
According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 308 GPU gives up to 28 per cent boost in gaming performance compared to the previous generation. Qualcomm is determined to compete with the likes of MediaTek and Samsung when it comes chipsets for budget-friendly smartphones.

New Lord of the Rings MMORPG Being Developed by Amazon Game Studios
Leyou actually announced the Lord of the Rings game previous year , but its partnership with Amazon was not revealed at the time. Amazon Game Studios is also home to New World , an in-development sandbox MMO game set in an alternate 17th century world.

Boeing reports lower Q2 deliveries amid 737 MAX crisis
The cancellation itself is a small dent in Boeing's backlog for the bestselling 737, including the Max version. Boeing suspended Max deliveries in March but continues to ship an older 737 model called the NG.

United States crude oil inventories decrease last week: API
Tensions around Iran's nuclear programme and recent incidents involving oil tankers have also supported prices. Rising tensions between Iran and the United States have brought the two countries close to conflict.

Floyd Mayweather Dropped During Charity Basketball Game
Others joked that his fall in the game meant that Mayweather's unbeaten record was finally broken. The half-time performance featured the rappers Nick Cannon, DaBaby and Ty Dolla $ign.

Sir John Major has threatened to block Boris's Brexit plans
Mr Hunt instead said he would keep the diplomat in his post until the end of his four-year term. Major said he believed a "queue of people" would challenge any prorogation in court.

Joaquin Phoenix starrer 'Joker' not inspired from comics: Todd Phillips
Far From Home's opening weekend now behind us, there remains one more major comic book movie to drop in 2019 - and that's Joker . The director also hailed Joaquin Phoenix as "the greatest actor".