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Is Nikki Haley resigning really?


Is Nikki Haley resigning really?

Sohail Choudhury

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Ambassador Nikki Haley did not make any comment to the media this morning when she was asked about resigning from the post of United States’ Ambassador to the UN. Anti-Trump media are spreading the rumor quoting ‘two people familiar with the matter’ claiming Nikki Haley has already submitted resignation and it was discussed last week when she met President Donald Trump. CNN, Washington Post, The New York Times and most of the anti-Trump media outlets are clearly delighted in catering this news. They claim President Trump has accepted the resignation.

According to the news media, Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, joined the administration in 2017 just four days after Trump officially took office. She had reportedly discussed leaving her position last week with Trump at the White House.

They added “President Donald Trump planned to discuss the resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday, an unexpected departure for one of the president’s longest-serving top aides”.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter shortly after the reports surfaced that Trump and Haley would meet in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning.

But, in a Twitter message, President Donald Trump said, “Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30am.”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned from her role in the Trump administration, according to multiple reports.

Axios, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported on Tuesday that President Trump accepted Haley’s resignation, but that it was unclear when she would depart.

Initially a critic of Trump, Haley helped shepherd in the administration’s tougher stance at the United Nations, including Trump’s decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year.

Haley, widely considered a possible candidate for higher office, also sometimes broke ranks with Trump. In the days leading up to this year’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, Haley indicated Trump’s speech before the Security Council would be focused on Iran. White House officials later dismissed that idea, saying the address would focus on controlling weapons of mass destruction.

The daughter of immigrants from India, Nikki Haley was a South Carolina legislator who rode a wave of Tea Party support to win the governor’s race in 2010. She won re-election in 2014, but cut her second term short to join Trump’s diplomatic team. Republicans in South Carolina, a key state for Trump in the 2016 GOP primaries, urged Trump to recruit Haley, who was also discussed for the secretary of State slot.

Credible sources in Washington told Blitz, Nikki Haley either has not submitted any resignation from the current position or it is a part of her getting a much higher position in the Trump administration. It said, such announcement will come in several hours.

US sanctions on India on table:

United States is going to impose harsher sanctions on India for buying S-400 air defence system as well as other military hardware worth billions of dollars from Russia. Indian authorities though are making frantic bids in convincing President Trump to refrain from imposing such sanction, sources said Trump administration would impose the sanction considering American interest.

United States is not seeing the growing defence cooperation between India and Russia. Such relations also has angered China and some other Asian powers.

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