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Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN, shocking fellow diplomats

2018-10-10 09:53:56       source:The Guardian

October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley has resigned as the US ambassador to the United Nations and will leave her post in January, in a move that stunned allied diplomats and other senior officials.

Haley and Donald Trump announced her departure in the Oval Office. The timing came as a surprise to her colleagues at the state department and at the UN security council.

Both the president and the outgoing envoy heaped praise on each other, to emphasise that she was not leaving on hard terms.

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