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Leaked UK Diplomatic Emails Call Trump's Iran Policy 'Incoherent, Chaotic'

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) talks to British Queen Elizabeth II during an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, June 5, 2019

Leaked emails sent by UK ambassador to Washington, which paint a negative picture of President Donald Trump’s administration, also criticize his Iran policy as “incoherent, chaotic”.

The Daily Mail, which has received the leaked emails reported that Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador in Washington sent a memo June 22, which criticizes U.S. policy on Iran, saying: “It’s unlikely that U.S. policy on Iran is going to become more coherent any time soon. This is a divided Administration”.

The leaked communication between the ambassador and the government in London also reveals highly sensitive matters related to negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to the Daily Mail.

Recent memos from June, during tensions in the Persian Gulf reveal Sir Kim’s doubts about Trump’s publicly stated reason for not attacking Iran.

After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump announced that he had called off a retaliatory attack for concern over Iranian casualties. But the UK ambassador says, “It's more likely that he was never fully on board” as he was concerned about involving the U.S. in another war despite his previous promises to voters, ahead of the 2020 election.

The memos underline divisions in the Trump team over Iran and other issues and show “disarray” according the Daily Mail in responding to recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Sir Kim Darroch is a senior diplomat who was UK prime minister's national security adviser before being appointed ambassador to Washington in January 2016.