Nikki Haley to Exit UN Ambassador Role at End of Year

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will leave at the end of the year, the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security circle.

Trump and Haley announced her exit plan on Tuesday morning — just under a month before the critical midterm elections on Nov. 6. The former South Carolina governor has served since January 2017, as the U.S. has deliberately scaled back its role in the international institution.

Haley, 46, has represented the Trump administration at the UN amid several international crises, including efforts to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program and ease the bloody conflict in Syria. She has also criticized Iran after Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord reached during the Obama administration.

Speaking from the Oval Office on Tuesday, Haley said she had no “personal reasons” for leaving but felt someone else should take the role after she served eight “intense” years in South Carolina and at the UN.

via CNBC

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