July 9, 2019 / 11:49 AM / 3 months ago

UK ambassador to Washington continues in post with PM May's full support - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets military service personnel and their families at headquarters of Joint Forces Command in Northwood, London, Britain July 8, 2019. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s ambassador to Washington remains in post and continues to carry out his duties with Prime Minister Theresa May’s full support, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

On Monday, Donald Trump said he would not deal with British ambassador Kim Darroch after a leak of confidential memos in which the diplomat described the U.S. president’s administration as “inept”.

“Sir Kim continues to have the prime minister’s full support ... He continues to carry out his duties with the full support of the PM,” the spokesman said, adding that May reiterated to her ministers that the leak was unacceptable.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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