在米英国大使がトランプを酷評した電報が漏洩 辞任へ 英政府内の陰謀説: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年07月10日

在米英国大使がトランプを酷評した電報が漏洩 辞任へ 英政府内の陰謀説

SPUTNIK 14:00 10.07.2019(updated 14:02 10.07.2019)
UK Ambassador to US to Resign Amid Scandal Over Leaked Cables
American President Donald Trump earlier slammed the UK ambassador to the US as a "very stupid guy" following the leak of British Embassy's cables, which revealed that the envoy had called Trump "inept and "incompetent".

SPUTNIK2019/7/7
UK Ambassador to US Calls Trump ‘Inept,’ ‘Incompetent’ in Memos – Report
In cables to the UK Foreign Office, the British ambassador to Washington provided a particularly “candid,” “unvarnished” and “honest” assessment of the Trump administration. The UK Foreign Office says that’s the way it likes it to be.

UK Ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch, in cables to the Foreign Office, reportedly acknowledged that US President Donald Trump is “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” CNN reported Saturday. The leaked cables were originally published by The Daily Mail.

In the cables, dating from 2017 to today, the ambassador warned his bosses that Trump’s “career could end in disgrace” and described conflicts within the administration as “knife fights,” the report says.

“We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept,” the ambassador said in one memo.

The diplomat disclosed that while talking to the US president “you need to make your points simple, even blunt.”

In a more recent memo, Darroch referred to US policy on Iran as “incoherent” and “chaotic,” arguing that Trump’s decision not to retaliate for a downed spy drone was motivated by his focus on the 2020 re-election. During his 2016 campaign, Trump vowed to get out of foreign wars and bring every American soldier fighting in foreign wars home.

“[It is] unlikely that US policy on Iran is going to become more coherent any time soon” as “this is a divided administration,” the memo reads.

Speaking to CNN, an undisclosed UK Foreign Office source confirmed the leaked cables were authentic.

"The British public would expect our Ambassadors to provide Ministers with an honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in their country. Their views are not necessarily the views of Ministers or indeed the government. But we pay them to be candid. Just as the US Ambassador here will send back his reading of Westminster politics and personalities," the official said.

Darroch claimed that Trump has a habit of consulting with friends outside of the White House on policy issues. Many of those ‘friends’, the ambassador writes, were “cultivated” by London and therefore could be used to manipulate the president.

“You want as many as possible of those who Trump consults to give him the same answer,” the ambassador wrote home. “So we need to be creative in using all the channels available to us through our relationships with his Cabinet, the White House staff, and our contacts among his outside friends.”

It would not be far-fetched to assume that the publication of his statements could spell the end the ambassador’s tenure in Washington.

According to CNN, there is a possible explanation to the diplomatic scandal, as the leak has been made public as the UK Conservative Party elects a new prime minister to replace outgoing Theresa May.

The most likely candidate is former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexiteer. If Johnson takes the UK away from the EU, he will need to negotiate a new trade agreement with the US, and will arguably require a like-minded ambassador, according to the CNN report.

UK Brexit party leader Nigel Farage has already called on the Darroch to step down.

“The sooner he is gone the better,” Farage, a long time proponent of Trump’s, said, according to The Daily Mail.

RT2019/7/7
UK envoy to US worries ‘dysfunctional’ Trump is one twitch away from Iran war, leaked memos show
US President Donald Trump’s erratic policies regarding Iran could lead to war at the slightest provocation, the UK’s American envoy has been warning his London superiors in internal memos leaked to media.
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The oldest files go back to 2017 and the most recent ones were penned just last month, including a dispatch from June, 22, in which Darroch shares uncensored insight into the erratic policies his country’s top ally is pursuing in regards to Iran.

He talks about Trump’s recent claim that he called off at the last moment a strike against Iran in retaliation to Tehran downing an American drone.

Trump at the time tweeted he did so because he was told around 150 Iranians would die if he went ahead with the strike – but Darroch’s internal memo ascribes the decision to the president’s 2020 re-election optics.
The oldest files go back to 2017 and the most recent ones were penned just last month, including a dispatch from June, 22, in which Darroch shares uncensored insight into the erratic policies his country’s top ally is pursuing in regards to Iran.

He talks about Trump’s recent claim that he called off at the last moment a strike against Iran in retaliation to Tehran downing an American drone.

Trump at the time tweeted he did so because he was told around 150 Iranians would die if he went ahead with the strike – but Darroch’s internal memo ascribes the decision to the president’s 2020 re-election optics.

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JNN/TBS 2019年7月8日(月)15時13分
英大使の米大統領「無能」報告報道、トランプ氏不快感示す
イギリスの駐米大使がアメリカ・トランプ大統領を「外交的に無能だ」などと本国に報告したと報じられ、トランプ氏も不快感を示すなど、波紋が広がっています。
 イギリスのメール・オン・サンデー紙は6日、極秘の公電の内容を入手し、ダロック駐米大使がトランプ氏について「外交的に無能」「不安定」などと本国に報告していたと報じました。ダロック大使はさらに、「ホワイトハウスは機能不全で、トランプ氏は不名誉なかたちで職を降りるだろう」とも伝えていたということです。
 「彼はイギリスの役に立っていない。我々は彼のことをあまり好きではない」(アメリカ トランプ大統領)
 トランプ氏は7日、こう不快感を示しましたが、これに先だって、イギリスのハント外相は「政府の意見とは一致しないが、大使は率直な意見を述べることが仕事だ」とダロック大使を擁護。イギリス外務省は情報漏洩の調査を始めるとしていますが、米英に亀裂が走っています。(08日14:25) JNN/TBS

RT2019/7/10
‘Political hit job’? Disgraced UK envoy victim of govt intrigue, Scaramucci tells RT
UK ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, whose leaked criticism of President Donald Trump has rendered him persona non grata, was the victim of a “hit job” by someone in the Foreign Office, a former White House official told RT.

“Someone wanted to embarrass him and knock him out of that post,” former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Afshin Rattansi, the host of RT’s Going Underground.

Because of Trump’s “predictable” response to the embarrassing leaks – which called his administration “dysfunctional,” “inept,” and “incompetent” – Darroch will most likely not receive a term extension, even though he is “very well liked in Washington,” Scaramucci said.

Give me 11 days inside the Foreign Office, I could figure out who’s doing it and we’d have to send him out.

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