It is perhaps one of the odder diplomatic rifts between two NATO partners.
Why isn't there a major diplomatic rift between France and Israel?
Even that limited action, however, has led to a major diplomatic rift.
But patching up the diplomatic rift will not resolve fundamental concerns about the military operation.
Raskolnikov's actions caused a diplomatic rift with Great Britain and the British government insisted on his removal.
It's not clear whether there is yet a European identity well-defined and strong enough to weather a sharp economic downturn or a diplomatic or military rift.
The speech caused outrage in most of Canada and led to a serious diplomatic rift between the two countries.
Nevertheless, at a time of ongoing negotiations over the future of US bases, the withdrawal opened an embarrassing diplomatic rift between the two countries.
The incident has accelerated a deepening diplomatic rift between Britain and Eritrea.
At least, I thought, I had not actually created a diplomatic rift between the twin kingdoms.