Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador

Haley is the latest in a string of high-profile firings and resignations from the Trump administration

Haley is the latest in a string of high-profile firings and resignations from the Trump administration

I can promise you what I'll be doing is campaigning for this one. I want to be able to speak my mind.' He said, 'That is why I asked you to do this.' In all honesty, I didn't think they were going to take me up on everything I asked for.

Haley was formerly the governor of SC. Trump said he hopes she'll return to serve in another capacity: "You can take your pick".

Retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said: "She challenged friend and foe to be better". When a National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow suggested in April that Haley had suffered "momentary confusion" over the Trump Administration's approach to sanctions against Russian entities who were assisting Syria's chemical weapons program, she responded with a clear message to the contrary.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.

Trump said he hopes to name a successor to Haley in the next two to three weeks.

Mr Trump said that he and Ms Haley, who has been touted as a candidate for higher political office, had "solved a lot of problems".

Republican lawmakers swiftly praised Mrs Haley after the news broke.

And when a White House aide suggested in April this year that "confusion" had led her to mistakenly announce fresh sanctions on Russian Federation, she quickly fired back.

Congressional and Trump administration officials told the AP that Haley plans to resign.

President Donald Trump talks to Nikki Haley at the United Nations General Assembly.

Instead of answering directly, he recounted how she has had to work on tough issues, such as Iran and North Korea.

With one child in college and another heading there soon, Haley felt like she needs to make some money, the source said. If she resigned in principle over some foreign policy decision (or if she was the secret author of the NYT "Anonymous" op-ed last month), Trump wouldn't be giving her a send-off like this.

'I look forward to supporting the president in the next election'.

A rookie to worldwide politics, the former SC governor was an unusual pick for to be United Nations envoy.

A senior State Department official said Haley told her staff this morning.

Anyhow, Axios was the first to report President Donald Trump had accepted Haley's resignation. Initially seen as inexperienced in foreign policy, she soon was taken seriously by her fellow United Nations diplomats as she pushed through three sets of sanctions against North Korea and persuaded China and Russian Federation, both allies of Pyongyang, to agree to abide by them. Neither she nor Trump gave any specific reason.

The President's send-off for Haley differed wildly from the typical announcements - often abruptly made from Trump's personal Twitter account - that marked previous departures.

Haley has pressed for a hawkish line on Iran, justified U.S. cuts to foreign assistance and earlier this year led the United States in bolting from the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of bias against Washington and Israel. At the same time, Haley lost on key policy debates, including a further reduction in the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States. Her resignation seems to be have received well by the president - she at least wasn't fired by tweet, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, or bashed to the press.

The group said the flights were between New York, Washington and three cities in SC. Haley was confirmed with 96 of 100 votes.

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