The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has tendered what has been described as surprised resignation today.
In a letter addressed to Donald trump, she wrote:
“Dear Mr. President:
It has been an immense honor to serve our country in your Administration. I cannot thank you enough for giving me this opportunity.
You will recall that when you offered me the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations in November 2016, I accepted the offer based on some conditions. Those conditions included serving in your Cabinet and on the National Security Council and being free to speak my mind on the issues of the day. You made those commitments and you have absolutely kept them all. For that too, I will always be grateful.
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 a strong supporter of term limits, I have long believed that rotation in office benefits the public. Between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in public office for fourteen straight years. As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.
Accordingly, I am resigning my position. To give you time to select a replacement, and to give the Senate time to consider your selection, I am prepared to continue to serve until January 2019.
At that point, 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.
With best wishes and deep gratitude”
It would appear, the UN and US government didn’t see this coming.
“wish to express my deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support that Nikki Haley has always demonstrated,” the UN scribe Antonio Guterres reacted.
US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and told reporters in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley that she would be leaving the post at the end of the year after doing “an incredible job”.
The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor – who is one of the few women in the Trump cabinet – gave no reason for her exit after two years.
But she dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.
Nikki Haley on several occasions drew the attention of the United Nations to intervene and put an end to what she called genocide of minority English Speaking population in Cameroon.
Nikki Haley during the UN Security Council Consultation in June 2018 called on the Biya regime to put an immediate end to violence, massacre of civilians and human right violations and open findings.
She urged for the unconditional release of all the Anglophone leaders and all those arrested in connection with the ongoing crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon.