Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a talk over with to London scheduled for early this 12 months, announcing he used to be disenchanted with the “Obama administration having bought” the U.S. embassy in the British capital.

“(The) purpose I canceled my go back and forth to London is that i am no longer a massive fan of the Obama Administration having bought perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to construct a brand new one in an off region for 1.2 billion bucks,” Trump mentioned in a tweet late on Thursday.

Then Again, the embassy web site confirmed that the decision to maneuver the positioning was once taken months ahead of Barack Obama took place of job in January 2009.

The U.S. Embassy & Consulates within the UK said in October 2008 the embassy would be relocated for security causes.

“Dangerous deal. Wished me to chop ribbon-NO!,” Trump stated on Twitter.

The Day-to-day Mail prior said the cancellation of Trump’s UK discuss with wherein he was expected to inaugurate The New embassy.

the U.S. is leaving in the back of an impressive 1960 stone and concrete embassy in London’s upmarket Grosvenor Sq. – a neighborhood known as ‘Little The United States’ all through World Warfare Two, when the Sq. also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The New embassy on the South Bank is a veritable fortress set back as a minimum One Hundred feet (30 meters) from surrounding buildings – principally newly-erected excessive-upward push residential blocks – and incorporating living quarters for the U.S. Marines permanently stationed inside.

The $1 billion development, overlooking the River Thames, used to be thoroughly funded through the sale of different residences in London.

Reporting through Kanishka Singh; Modifying with the aid of Gopakumar Warrier

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