UK: Boris Johnson refuses to commit to keeping Darroch as US ambassador

Former UK foreign secretary and Prime Ministerial candidate Boris Johnson averted answering a question on whether he would keep UK Ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch in place if he becomes prime minister, in Salford on Tuesday. During a live TV debate with his oppenent, the UK Foreign Secretary and Prime Ministerial candidate Jeremy Hunt, Johnson continuously refused to commit to keeping... Еще Darroch in Washington. Hunt however said he would keep the ambassador after reiterating his support for Darroch. Both candidates pledged for the UK to leave the EU by October 31. The comments came after the US President Donald Trump attacked the UK envoy following Darroch’s leaked memos criticising the US President. The current foreign secretary Hunt and his predecessor Johnson are the final two candidates to replace UK Prime Minister Theresa May as both the leader of the country and the Conservative Party on July 24. RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS UK. Mandatory on-screen credit: Britain’s Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate (Mandatory on-screen credit must be clearly visible and unobstructed at all times) Max usage 2 minutes during live event, 6 minutes total. Broadcasters: no use after July 23, 2019. Online/SM — videos published before July 23, 2019 may remain. News purposes only. no access uk. mandatory on-screen credit: britain’s next prime minister: the itv debate(mandatory on-screen credit must be clearly visible and unobstructed at all times) max usage 2 minutes during live event, 6 minutes total. broadcasters: no use after july 23, 2019. online/sm — videos published before july 23, 2019 may remain. news purposes only.
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