Haley to continue her role through the end of 2018; Cites personal reasons for resignation; Haley: We stood up for our ally Israel and began to roll back the UN’s relentless bias against her.
Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, resigned on Tuesday.
Haley will continue her position through the end of the year, citing her reasons for leaving as personal. In her resignation letter, she thanked President Trump for honoring the conditions of her role as UN Ambassador to the UN which included “serving in your Cabinet and on the National Security Council and being free to speak my mind on the issues of the day.” On this she stated “You made those commitments and you have absolutely kept them all. For that too, I will always be grateful.”
She referred to her time as “an immense honor to serve our country in your Administration.”
On the United States achievements, including its unwavering support of Israel at the UN, Haley stated “We achieved great successes at the UN. We passed the toughest sanctions against any country in a generation, pressuring North Korea toward denuclearization. We passed an arms embargo on South Sudan that will help reduce violence and hopefully bring peace to that troubled country. We stood up for our ally Israel and began to roll back the UN’s relentless bias against her. We reformed UN operations and saved over $1.3 billion. We spoke out resolutely against dictatorships in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and yes, Russia. Through it all, we stood strong for American values and interests, always placing America first. I am proud of our record.”
As for her next role, she stated “I will once again become a private citizen. I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020. As a private citizen, I look forward to supporting your re-election as President, and supporting the policies that will continue to move our great country toward even greater heights.”
President Trump thanked Haley for her extraordinary work, referring to her role under his administration as “I think she’s helped make it a much better position… She’s made it a more glamorous position [and] she’s made it, more importantly, a more important position.” He added “Hopefully, you’ll be coming back at some point. Maybe a different capacity. You can have your pick.”
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