Anne Sacoolas, wife of a US diplomat is required for the death of a young man in the United Kingdom

 Jender Milano
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The waters of international diplomacy between two great historical allies, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, have been somewhat muddied in the last hours due to the traffic accident where the wife of a diplomat from the North American country will have to respond to the death of Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old in Northamptonshire.

Anne Sacoolas, wife of a US diplomat is required for the death of a young man in the United...

The diplomat's wife was driving the car on the day of the accident

At the beginning there were doubts about the person who was driving the car, but Anne Sacoolas herself accepted her responsibility, and although she promised not to hide behind her diplomatic immunity to leave the country with this element as protection, in practice she did.

Until now Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not wanted to take the case into the arena of international diplomacy, instead his government has used direct communication with the US ambassador, Woody Johnson, for his wife to assume responsibility for it. Accident where according to the British authorities, bears much of the blame.

The accident occurred near a military facility used by the British Air Force, the local police chief has been clear to the media, not only making clear the participation of Ana Sacoolas in the accident, but also her commitment not to leave the country under the diplomatic mantle, which he apparently did.

What has Trump said about Anne Sacoolas and the UK petition?

For now there is no official statement from the US government, due to the good relations between the powers it is expected that there will be a clear communication, carried out with great prudence, however, any official conversation between countries and countries has not transpired to the media much less pronouncement by President Donald Trump.

In London, representatives of the US embassy have said in statements that they are in contact with UK authorities, who are studying and investigating the case, but that there are hardly any known cases in which immunity is withdrawn except for something extremely serious, they also clarify on the global impact that the antecedent of rapidly withdrawing immunity would have in such a case.

"We only forgive her if she comes to court"

They have been the words of Harry Dunn's mother, who only asks for justice and that the ambassador's wife take responsibility for the death of her son before justice. While she's on the run, the mother has made it clear that she's not even remotely close to forgiving her.

The Vienna convention provides this protection to both diplomats and their families and, although such protection may be withdrawn by their countries, they are rare cases in history. The nature of this protection comes from the years of the Vienna Convention (1961), with the specter of the Second War and a lot of tension between countries, it became necessary to provide an international protection status that would avoid any action based on rivalries between countries against relatives of high political personalities from one country to another.

Anne Sacoolas, wife of a US diplomat is required for the death of a young man in the United...