British Ambassador To US Resigns After Trump Attacks

The Independent reports:

Britain’s ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, has announced he will resign over leaked comments in which he criticised Donald Trump.

In a letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Kim wrote: “Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador. I want to put an end to that speculation. The current 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.