U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.
Axios reported that Haley and Trump discussed her resignation last week, when she visited the White House. And CNN's was far from the only theory out there. "Her frank and clear-eyed assessments of global threats, as well as much-needed reforms at the United Nations, were in the best tradition of American leadership". Israel's UN Ambassador praises Haley as "true friend of Israel".
Ms Haley indicated she did not where her next role would be, but ruled out running for the 2020 presidency.
Trump said that together they "solved a lot of problems" and said he hoped she could come back to the administration in another capacity.More news: Ethnic Russians key in Latvia vote
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Haley's United Nations counterparts described her as charming, yet very tough. The president said Haley told him six months ago she would be leaving at the end of the year. She's helped rein in Iranian aggression, moved progress on a denuclearized North Korea, assured Israel we have her back, and overall just gained the USA more respect on the global stage.
We will have video of the announcement momentarily... She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.More news: World stocks tumble after International Monetary Fund slashes economic growth forecast
The move removes yet another moderate Republican voice from the Trump Cabinet, and is likely to stoke Democratic concerns that he will replace her with a conservative hardliner more in lockstep with his "America first" philosophy. She said there were no personal reasons for her departure, she just knew it was "time to step aside".
'She is a bold reformer and has been an unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity within the United Nations. Lindsey Graham of SC in a statement after the news broke Tuesday morning. "And I do think it's good to rotate in other people who can put that same energy and power into it".
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley plans to resign, The Associated Press has learned.
The daughter of immigrants from India, Mrs Haley was a frequent critic of Mr Trump during his election campaign.More news: Trump says UN ambassador Haley to leave at end of year