Trump cancels working visit to U.K over ‘bad’ new U.S embassy

President Donald Trump cancelled a “working visit” to the U.K planned for next month to officially launch a new U.S embassy, blaming a “bad deal” struck by the previous Obama-administration to relocate the base from central London to an “off location”.

The U.S president launched his attack on Twitter against the embassy’s move from Governor Square in the posh Mayfair area of the city to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, in a USD 1.2 billion project.

He wrote: “Reason I cancelled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts’, only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”.

U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will now step in for the launch of the new embassy site, which will open to staff on January 16.

 

(Agencies)

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