CNN reports that in leaked cables, former U.K. ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch said that the Trump administration was “set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism” when it decided to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. This comes after Darroch called Trump “inept,” “insecure,” and “incompetent” in other leaked cables.
Darroch theorized that Trump seemed to break the Iran deal for “personality reasons.” The deal was originally brokered by former President Barack Obama. Darroch also said that the White House did not seem to have a plan to deal with the fall out after withdrawing from the deal.
On Monday, Trump said that he and his administration would not deal with Darroch any longer. By Wednesday, Darroch’s resignation was announced by the UK Foreign Office.
A UK Foreign Office spokesman said: "It's not news that the US and UK 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," the spokesman said. "That is true of the current tensions in the Gulf where we, the UK, are in close contact with our American and European allies to de-escalate the situation."
After Trump removed the U.S. from the Iran deal, he imposed more sanctions that have been hugely detrimental to Iran’s economy. When the U.S. withdrew, Iran was complying with the deal. Now, Iran has announced that they will no longer abide by the deal. The country has begun to increase its uranium enrichment beyond the deal’s threshold.
Read the full story here.