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Diplomats express solidarity with the verdict of Britain's Ambassador to Trump
A picture published on Thursday morning by ambassadors from Germany, France and the European Union with outgoing British Ambassador Kim Darroch literally showed the other envoys standing side by side with their British counterpart. "It is an honor for me to meet my colleagues and friends," says German ambassador Emily Haber in her post.
Diplomats from around the world told CNN that the image does not just symbolize solidarity, but also reflects the fact that most embassies have written wires very similar to the personal messages -which have been subjected to a political sabotage-sent to London describing the president and his administration as unhelpful, insecure and incompetent. Besides, they said, Daroc was just repeating the assessments they heard on both sides of the congressional Congress and the White House employees ̵
1; the views reflected on television and in the newspapers almost every day. "It is important to say that Ambassador Darroch has not reported his personal views, he has reported what people say in Washington," said a European official familiar with Washington. "He reported things that many Americans in Washington have said quite openly, including on both sides of the political division."
Daroc's Confidential Observations – to a Chaotic and Partitioned White House, a President who fills speeches with "false statements and fictitious statistics" of "diplomatic clumsy" "the administration that does not respect traditional alliances – was not his only."
"I will not quote from our cables here," said one CNN embassy representative, but he can to find things like that. "
Daroc's cables do not only reflect the information that Washington's diplomats are picking up from talks with lawmakers and other sources – all diplomats work closely with White House contacts: A person familiar with the situation, pointed out that the British ambassador spoke to people who work with Trump each day. "I do not know Trump realizes this, but Darroch did not invent these things," I said. "It is based on real conversations with people."
Indeed, in one of the cables described in the Daily Mail, which published the first excerpts of high-sensitivity documents, Daroc quotes, telling the Foreign Ministry, that it would expose its points to a "simple" and "even stupid" way, adding "As the White House senior advisor told me, there is no voice with this president that is fine, let alone ambiguous."
At another point, Darroch wrote to his colleagues that "the stories of the White House battles are, judging, mostly true: numerous sources and confirmed by our own contacts in the White House."
" Uniquely Dysfunctional "
Darroch, a veteran diplomat who has also served as UK National Security Advisor and Permanent Representative in the European Union, added that" this is a unique dysfunctional environment. " Washington's diplomats stressed that the British envoy was just doing his job. One of them noted that "the President's reaction to leakage only shows you how well Daroc's cables are being watched." ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180608100544-01-johnson-trump-file-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>
Trump has responded to the news of the leak, hearing that Daroc is a "swollen fool" and "a very stupid man," "not liked or well thought out in the United States," "crazy ambassador," who " I do not know "- opera pouring thin skin that just confirms Daroc's observations, the diplomat said.
Several diplomats stressed that some of the leaked cables were probably written by the staff and signed by Daroc, anyway, they stressed , that cables are essential to the work of diplomacy, and honest evaluations are key, so that service capitalists around the world can formulate reasonable strategies for working with other nations. "We need to be able to speak firmly. There can be no limitations at all. That will not change, "said a current ambassador to Washington, reiterating British Prime Minister Teresa May, who told the House of Commons of the British Parliament that" Good governance depends on whether state officials can give full and frank advice. "
Darroch's resignation is a matter of" great regret, "said Mayo Simon McDonald, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Community, writes Daroc to say he is" the best of us " that it was "the object of malicious leakage; just doing his job. "On Thursday, Foreign Minister Alan Duncan told the House of Commons that there was no evidence that the leak had been omitted and the investigation was aimed at disclosing information that disclosed the information . an employee familiar with Washington said that "every ambassador in the modern age knows there is a risk that whatever you write, however confidential it intends to be, always runs the risk of leakage. You write things the way you have to write them. "
Usually, the official says, the host country will express its dissatisfaction privately and publicly and will play the issue – as many countries did after the expiration of US diplomatic cables in 2010 by the organization. WikiLeaks.
"We obviously know this is not President Trump's style," said the official, pointing out that Trump's attacks against Daroc created a "completely uneven playing field". "When the United States president attacks the British ambassador, the British ambassador has no right to reply, a one-way move," the official said. "There is no way (Darroch) to respond to this or to defend itself, first because the cables are confidential." A State Department spokesman said on Thursday that the United States and the United Kingdom "share bonds that are larger than any individual, and we look forward to continuing this partnership." We remain committed to US and British special relations and our common global day order. "
Zahid Mahmoud of CNN in London and Kevin Lippack, Jennifer Hansel, Zachary Cohen and Kylie Ethwood in Washington contributed to this report.