UK ambassador to US resigns amid Trump row
Addis Ababa, July 10, 2019 (FBC) – Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as British ambassador to the United States, as a diplomatic row between the two allies erupts.
“The current situation makes it impossible for me to carry out my role,” said the diplomat, following the leak of unflattering remarks made about US President Donald Trump.
“Since the leak of official documents from this embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador,” he said in his resignation letter to Sir Simon McDonald, the foreign office’s head of diplomatic service.
“I want to put an end to that speculation. The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.”
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the 65-year-old’s resignation on Wednesday, according to Aljazeera