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United Kingdom police to investigate leak of ambassador's memos

United Kingdom police to investigate leak of ambassador's memos

The Metropolitan Police has launched a legal investigation into the alleged leak of diplomatic emails from the United Kingdom ambassador in the U.S., which hold been extreme of the Trump administration.

London Police said its terrorism command had initiated the probe into the leaking.

The statement also said there has been damage caused to Britain's worldwide relations, and there would be clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice.

The leak revealed that Darroch had labelled United States President Donald Trump as "insecure", "inept", and "incompetent" in the secret memos sent back to London.

The British government has launched an investigation into the leaks, while police are also looking into a potential breach of the Official Secrets Act.

"But I defend to the hilt the right of the press to publish those leaks if they receive them and judge them to be in the public interest: that is their job".

'The investigation will be reviewed at every stage to ensure a proportionate investigation is undertaken'.

The latest memo to be disclosed was said to have been written by Sir Kim in May 2018 following a visit to Washington by Mr Johnson - who was then foreign secretary - in a last ditch attempt to persuade the Trump administration not to abandon the Iran deal.

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The Conservative would-be PM said he knew Sir Kim's decision to fall on his sword was partly down to his lukewarm support in an ITV debate this week.

Boris Johnson has denied accusations he failed to support Britain's ambassador in the USA amid a transatlantic row with Donald Trump.

Theresa May, Mr Hunt and the Cabinet signalled their full support for Sir Kim, saying he was only doing his job of providing an honest view, and had not been reflecting the government's position. However, you are now also responsible for diverting busy detectives from undertaking their core mission.

In his statement, Basu urged the person or people who leaked the memos to turn themselves in. You can stop this now. "Turn yourself in at the earliest opportunity, explain yourself and face the consequences", the police official further said in an official statement.

'Exercise your public and civic duty and call the police on 0800 789321 without delay.

Sir Kim Darroch stepped down as ambassador on Wednesday, asserting it changed into once "not attainable" for him to proceed.

On Friday, President Trump said he wished the susceptible ambassador correctly and that he had been instructed Sir Kim had if fact be told said "some very magnificent issues" about him.

However on Friday, Mr Johnson instructed the BBC a "misrepresented" account of his remarks later relayed to Sir Kim had been "an component" in his resolution to step down.


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