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Britain’s ambassador to US resigns amid row over leaked emails

PTI London | Updated on July 10, 2019 Published on July 10, 2019

Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to the USA   -  Twitter via @KimDarroch

The UK Foreign Office confirmed Darroch’s resignation.

Britain’s ambassador to the US Kim Darroch resigned on Wednesday amid ongoing diplomatic row over leaked emails.

Darroch, a career diplomat, said he wanted to put an end to speculation. “The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” he said.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed Darroch’s resignation.

Darroch is at the eye of a diplomatic storm after remarks he made about President Donald Trump’s administration, and shared with UK officials in confidence, were leaked over the weekend.

Published on July 10, 2019
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