LONDON - Britain said on Monday it was
reviewing the rules which govern diplomatic immunity
arrangements for U.S. personnel at an air force base after a man
was killed when his motorbike collided with a car driven by a
U.S. diplomat's wife.
Harry Dunn, 19, died in August near RAF Croughton, a base in
the central English county of Northamptonshire used by the U.S.
military. American Anne Sacoolas left Britain after the fatal
"I have already commissioned a review of the immunity
arrangements for U.S. personnel and their families at
Croughton," foreign minister Dominic Raab told parliament.
"As this case has demonstrated, I do not believe the current
arrangements are right and the review will look at how we can
make sure that the arrangements at Croughton cannot be used in
this way again."
The government had been warned by the United States that
Sacoolas was going to leave Britain, Raab also said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged President
Donald Trump to reconsider a decision to let Sacoolas use
diplomatic immunity to leave the country.
Trump met Dunn's parents earlier this month in Washington,
saying their meeting was "sad" but "beautiful." In a subsequent
interview the family said they felt pressure to allow the
American woman to join the session.