US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will seek to remedy the case of the wife of a diplomat from his country who left the United Kingdom after being involved in a traffic accident in which a young Briton died.
"There is tremendous anger and I understand the anger on the other side," Trump said during a press conference at the White House.
"We will talk to her shortly and see what we can do so that there may be some remedy," the president added.
Last Monday, Northamptonshire Police, in central England, asked the US embassy in London to force the wife of a diplomat from that country to return to the United Kingdom after being involved in a car accident in which A British teenager died last August.
Harry Dunn, 19, was killed when the motorcycle he was traveling on collided with a woman-driven car, which has diplomatic immunity, near the base of the Royal British Air Force (RAF) in Croughton, in the county Northamptonshire, on August 27, report the British media.
Anne Sacoolas, as the diplomat's wife was identified, later left the United Kingdom despite having told law enforcement that she had no intention of leaving.
After the great media attention that the case has generated, the British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, told the media that he did not think it would be right to consider diplomatic immunity in this case.
"I hope Anne Sacoolas will return and participate in the legal process in this country," Johnson added.
Trump admitted that he hates this case. "It is a fairly complex matter, because we are talking about diplomatic immunity," he added.
According to the president, the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and after the accident left the United Kingdom.
"I wish I could say that it didn't happen for me, but it did," Trump said.
As can be seen in a photograph taken by a graphic reporter at the press conference, Trump had in his hands an annotation that, under the heading of the National Security Council, indicated that if the matter arose, he should take into account that the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already told British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab that the diplomat's wife would not return to that country.
"Note that the wife of the US Government employee will have to consider, based on the advice of her legal advisor, if she makes herself available to the British authorities to give a statement," adds the note Trump took out of the inside pocket of his jacket.
This weekend, the US Department of State He noted that it is very rare for him to withdraw diplomatic immunity from an official.
Under the 1961 Vienna Convention, diplomats and their families have diplomatic immunity in the country of destination, which implies that they cannot be detained or prosecuted, although that immunity can be withdrawn by their own country.
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