US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resigns

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Resigning

Donald Trump lavished her with what for him is high praise, by saying she'd brought more glamour to the role.

Haley's impending departure came as a shock to Washington, amid crucial times for foreign policy, and one month ahead of November's midterms. "That's so good. Thank you Nikki", Mr. Trump said in response.

Moments following the report's release, President Trump announced he and Haley will make a "big announcement" in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m.

Haley, the former governor of SC, has been a fierce advocate for Trump's policies at the U.N. She said Tuesday that in the last two years, the USA had become respected on the world stage, if not necessarily liked.

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Haley was an opponent of Mr. Trump's during the 2016 presidential race, and endorsed Sen.

Ms. Haley said she had no plans to run for President in 2020.

In April, she clashed with the White House when a Trump aide suggested she had prematurely announced a new round of sanctions against Russian Federation.

Calling Mr Trump's adviser and son in law Jared Kushner a "hidden genius", Ms Haley said the "Middle East peace plan is so unbelievably well done".

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Haley, 46, was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016 and last month coordinated Trump's second trip to the United Nations, including his first time chairing the Security Council. Mr Trump said Ms Haley told him "probably six months ago" that she may be leaving, that is around the same time that Mr Bolton got the job last April.

Haley has pressed for a hawkish line on Iran, justified USA 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. Haley's resignation was a closely guarded secret.

"I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country", Ms Haley wrote. "So I look forward to supporting the president in the next election", she said. She was re-elected in 2014. Haley's op-ed was headlined, "When I challenge the president, I do it directly".

On Monday, the federal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called for the State Department's inspector general to launch an ethics investigation into Haley, regarding seven free flights on private planes that Haley and her husband accepted from three SC businessmen in 2017.

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