Britain’s ambassador to the US Kim Darroch resigned on Wednesday after a series of embarrassment as his emails dated 2017 were leaked to the Mail on Sunday.
In the leaked emails he had termed President Donald Trump’s administration “inept, insecure and incompetent” in leaked emails.
In return, he was called “a very stupid guy” by President Trump.
“The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Darroch said in his resignation letter.
“I want to put an end to that speculation. The current the 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”, the resignation letter reads.
In the leaked documents, he called the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran “incoherent,” said the president might be indebted to “dodgy Russians” and raised doubts about whether the White House “will ever look competent.”
According to reports, this email row has raised questions among in the trans-Atlantic relationship over the ability of diplomats to report candidly about their host countries to their capitals.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had earlier backed the diplomat, as Trump bashed against him on Twitter.
PM Theresa called the resignation “a matter of regret”.
May informed MPs in the House of Commons that said she had spoken to the diplomat and told him it was “a matter of great regret that he has felt it necessary to leave his position…Good government depends on public servants being able to give full and frank advice”.
Meanwhile, what is being considered as the tipping point in the resignation is the failure of prime ministerial candidate Boris Johnson to back him during a TV debate in the past few days.
Kim had been due to leave his post at the end of the year.