Former UK diplomat accuses Trump of 'diplomatic vandalism' against Iran

The UK and the US differ on how best to control Iran’s nuclear proliferation.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 14, 2019 06:51
1 minute read.
A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclea

A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclear reactors, similar to the one be used for the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank. (photo credit: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The former United Kingdom ambassador to the United States said the Trump administration’s decision to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal was “an act of diplomatic vandalism,” according to a report by CNN, which was republished by the Daily Mail.

The report was released just days after the former ambassador, Kim Darroch, was discovered to have sent diplomatic cables condemning the US president. The leaked cables called Donald Trump “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” according to CNN. 
The news outlet noted that it has not seen these leaked nor could confirm them. However, following the cables being leaked, Darroch resigned from his role. Police opened a criminal investigation into the leaked diplomatic cables.


The UK and the US differ on how best to control Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Last week, Iran passed a second threshold that violates the 2015 nuclear deal. Around that time, Trump tweeted that Iran “has long been secretly ‘enriching.’”


The International Atomic Energy Agency has contradicted Trump’s claims. However, Israel’s Channel 13 reported last week that the IAEA has found signs of radioactive material that would violate the 2015 nuclear deal at an Iranian nuclear site, which was identified to the agency by Israeli intelligence.


According to Channel 13, top Israeli sources revealed to the station that the IAEA is sitting on the information and has avoided making it public to date.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to do all he can to build a coalition in a press conferen
July 15, 2019
PM slams Europe for not sanctioning Iran after nuclear deal breach

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings