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Kim Darroch, who criticised Donald Trump, quits as UK Ambassador to US

The UK Ambassador had described US President Donald Trump and his administration “inept” and “insecure” in his leaked emails.

SNS | New Delhi |

Kim Darroch stepped down as the UK Ambassador to the US following a row with Donald Trump after it emerged that he had called the US President “inept” in confidential memos.

Darroch wrote a letter while announcing his resignation, saying, “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. I want to put an end to that speculation”.

He further said, “The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like”.

“Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador,” he added.

The UK Ambassador had described US President Donald Trump and his administration “inept” and “insecure” in his leaked emails.

The emails were leaked to the Mail newspaper on Sunday.

Meanwhile, British Prime Ministerial contender Boris Johnson had earlier refused to rule out the firing of Darroch.

However, US President Donald Trump slammed UK envoy and said, “The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that”.

In a series of tweets, Trump wrote, “The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy”.

British officials have launched an inquiry to find out who was responsible for the leak.