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more leaked British diplomatic cables these one saying that US president Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear pact simply to spite his predecessor Barack Obama that was the assessment of former U. K. ambassador to Washington Kim Derek in the latest cables published by Britain's mail on Sunday Derek was writing in may twenty eighteen about what he called an act of diplomatic vandalism last week the same paper published memos by dark calling the trump administration inept and dysfunctional , in rage tweets from the president in response go dark wacky and pompous , outgoing prime minister Theresa may foolish for backing him off to the leak the rift with the United States prompted director resigned which has sent shockwaves through Britain's establishment especially after the favorite for may's job Boris Johnson was accused of throwing darts under a bus by avoiding backing him during a televised debate the right thing for him to do the diplomatic source told Reuters the lack of support from the likely next prime minister was a factor in direct decision to quit in retrospect do you wish you don't so that question slightly differently well I I think it would be better this weekend Johnson came under fire but that wasn't my question , meanwhile British police have identified the suspect behind the leak according to a report in the Sunday times newspaper officials investigating the leaks have ruled out hiking by a foreign state the paper said and instead think a person with access to historical files just went in and grab the material spice from Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency have joined the hunt scouring emails and phone records in yet more fallout Britain's top counterterrorism officer has come under fire for warning media not to publish leaks government documents and it is the duty of media organizing provoking anger and fears of a threat to media freedom