London: Britain`s government says the
country`s national security adviser has confirmed he`s
stepping down, less than three months after taking up the
newly created role.
Peter Ricketts, previously the country`s top
diplomat, was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron`s new
government to lead the government`s security work and set up a
new national security council.
Cameron clashed last week with key allies in
Pakistan over terrorism, after he questioned Islamabad`s
commitment to tackling terror groups inside its borders.
Britain`s government said the departure of Ricketts
was unconnected, and insisted had always intended to serve
only as an interim adviser.
Cameron`s office says Ricketts would leave his post