Peter Klevius wonders whether this is a good job done by a top diplomat? Moreover, is UK also using the same diplomacy against Saudi Arabia?
Kim Darroch, UK’s ambassador to the US: The Trump administration is, clumpsy inept, hobbled by infighting, unlikely to improve, dysfunctional, unpredictable, and not normal. Trump radiates insecurity, uses false claims and invented statistics, and will never look competent. And when his presidency ends, it may very well come crashing down in disgrace.
UK Parliament seemed to fully approve of Kim Darroch's analysis because he was eagerly supported while the reaction to this tirade was condemned.
PM Theresa May: "good and frank information".
Peter Klevius wonders how this fits some conventional understanding of diplomacy?
An ambassador is the highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad. ... A key role of an ambassador is to coordinate the activities not only of the Foreign Service Officers and staff serving under him, but also representatives of other U.S. agencies in the country.
The definition of diplomatic is someone who can be sensitive in dealing with others and who can achieve peaceful resolutions or facilitate discussion. A person who doesn't take sides in a fight but who instead helps others to resolve their differences is an example of someone who is diplomatic.
An ambassador represent the interests and policies of her/his country and is supposed to build and grow relationships.