Dame Karen Pierce: Johnson appoints new US ambassador amid Trump ‘fury’ over Huawei | ITV News

Boris Johnson has appointed a new British ambassador to the United States amid reports of a furious row with President Donald Trump over Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Dame Karen Pierce, currently the UK permanent representative to the United Nations, will become the first woman to hold the post, Downing Street said.

She replaces Sir Kim Darroch, who was forced to stand down last year after diplomatic cables he wrote criticising the Trump White House were leaked to the press.

Read more: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-07/boris-johnson-appoints-new-us-ambassador-amid-donald-trump-fury-over-huawei/

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