After quitting over a leaked cable calling the Trump administration “inept,” Britain’s former ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch, is back in the spotlight. The Daily Mail cites another message describing Trump’s Iran nuclear deal withdrawal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism” simply to spite predecessor Barack Obama, who approved the pact.
Could this affect U.K.-Iran relations? It couldn’t hurt: Tensions are high over Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker bound for sanctioned Syria and a Persian Gulf military confrontation over a British tanker. London offered Saturday to return the tanker if Iran promised Syria won’t receive its cargo.
Get OZY’s security analyst’s take on pressuring Iran.