PressTV-Trump sparks UK political row after cancelling London trip

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the relationship between the US and UK is at risk after US President Donald Trump cancelled his upcoming trip to London amid warnings of mass protests.

Trump said Thursday he was postponing next month’s trip to open the new US embassy because he did not like the location and cost of the building.

In a tweet, he criticized former US President Barack Obama for selling the previous embassy compound and building a new one.

The decision to build and relocate the US embassy in London was made during the administration of former US President George W. Bush.

But UK’s top diplomat suggested the decision to cancel the trip was prompted by the strong public and political opposition to Trump in Britain, warning that critics “seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk.”

Johnson also criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for opposing…

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