Leak: Trump Sabotaged Iran Nuke Deal ‘to Spite Obama’
Donald Trump is accused of abandoning the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama in another memo written by the UK’s former ambassador to the US that has leaked today.
Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ in the memo leaked to The Mail on Sunday.
It says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.
The Mail’s story is chock full of details.
Sir Kim’s Iran memo was sent in May 2018, after Mr Johnson – who was then Foreign Secretary – had been dispatched to Washington to make a last ditch plea to President Trump not to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran designed to prevent the regime from building an atomic bomb.
Sir Kim told No 10 in a ‘diptel’ (diplomatic telegram) that Mr Trump’s Administration was ‘set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism’. The Ambassador wrote that Mr Trump appeared to be abandoning the deal for ‘personality reasons’ because it had been agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama.
Sir Kim suggested there were splits among the President’s closest advisers and said the White House lacked a ‘day-after’ strategy on what to do following withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal was called.
This is the sort of detail that would not go in a diplomatic briefing unless there was incontestable evidence to back it up. Naturally, Trump projected earlier this week.
The President called Sir Kim a ‘pompous fool’ and declared that he would no longer deal with him.
Too late, Donnie. Your “Foreign Policy” as it were is revealed for the world:
Pettiness before peace, sabotage as the primary tool.