Trump cancelled Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama: Leaked memo

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U.S. President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.

The memo, written by Britain’s former ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch, said the move was a “diplomatic vandalism,” according to the Mail newspaper.

“The administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons — it was Obama’s deal,” Darroch wrote in a diplomatic telegram in May 2018.

The newspaper said the memo was written shortly after then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to Washington to stick with the nuclear deal.

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In the cable, Darroch indicated there were splits among Trump’s advisers and said the White House lacked a “day-after” strategy.

The first batch of leaked memos criticizing the Trump administration appeared last week, and prompted Darroch’s resignation from his role.

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