Asked what his reaction to the Times story regarding the official from the US saying that UK and US relations were one sided, the PMOS said that much more importantly was that the State Department described the individual as an academic, not a representative of the State Department.
Asked to comment on Kim Howells’s view that the US official was a discredited individual, the PMOS said that the Minister expressed himself in his own way but that he, the PMOS, preferred to rely on the State Department.
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