Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt urges British diplomats to speak “without fear or favor”, followed by his resignation of the Ambassador to the US over leaked memos, which criticized the US administration.
Britain’s Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch quits on July 10, after days of criticism from the United States President Donald Trump following the details reports of Mr. Darroch’s diplomatic telegrams evaluating the United States Government.
The public spot has hindered the so-called special relationship between the US and the UK at a period when the UK Government is looking forward to strengthening ties before its departure from the European Union.
Mr. Hunt said to the staff at the UK Foreign Office in a message, “Please keep speaking up without fear or favour, remembering that the UK government alone will determine appointments based on our national interest alone.”
A probe is underway into who has leaked the memos and why.
Jeremy Hunt is the underdog candidate in a battle to be the next Prime Minister of Britain, claims that “I want you to know that you will always get all the support you need to carry out your vital work.”
Mr. Hunt is contesting against Boris Johnson, who has criticized for refusing to support Mr. Darroch in a telecast leadership debate on Tuesday.