According to the "Sun" report on July 8, the British ambassador to the United States called Trump "incompetent" in an email, and the email was leaked to the public. Investigations into email leaks are underway, and rival countries such as Russia, Iran, and China are listed as suspects.
Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (JEREMY Hunt) confirmed, Officials are investigating whether Russia and other hostile countries have hacked some classified emails that characterize Donald Trump as “incompetent and insecure”.
The British Foreign Secretary told The Sun that, An investigation aimed at investigating how Ambassador Kim Darroch's email was leakedInvestigation has become an important official task at present.
Initially, the suspicion of leaking a large number of Washington ambassador’s telegrams focused on a Conservative Party minister.
But there was news last night that some senior diplomats now believe that a hostile government that wants to sow discord between the United States and Britain is more likely to be the culprit.
Hunt told The Sun that he was extremely concerned about the leak. He said: "If this is an act of a foreign hostile country, it will certainly cause great concern."
"Although I have not seen any evidence that this is true, we will be very careful Investigate."
"We will investigate through various channels to try to understand how this happened."
Currently their guess is that a hostile country has stolen the mail. The mail was forwarded to the "Sunday Post."Countries with strong network capabilities such as Iran and China are also suspected.
A senior government official added: “The big question now is, who will benefit the most from this incident?”
“There is no doubt that the answer is a It wants to create a divided hostile country. It wants to provoke the relationship between Britain and the United States."
Last nightIt is reported that the leak investigation has been extended to the entire government and is currently led by the security director of the Cabinet Office.
Simon McDonald, the permanent secretary of the British Foreign Office, told British MPs that the leak clearly caused significant damage.
He also said that external hacker attacks will also be within the scope of the leak investigation.
Simon also revealed that he has sent an email to diplomats all over the world, admonishing them to be careful about sharing their sensitive information with others, and to choose appropriate and appropriate communication methods.
Although some people have called for the recall of Ambassador Kim, the British government has expressed support for him, and the government’s official spokesperson stated that the British government fully trusts him.
A high-ranking diplomat defended. He told the Sun: "I defend the right of our ambassador to express frank opinions. "
Dr. Fox said: "I hope that the full power of the law will fall on the perpetrators. "
Former British Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon also called for a full criminal investigation. He said: "This is clearly in violation of the Official Secrets Act. If you can find out who did it, We will sue him. "