US Ambassador to UN resigns

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WASHINGTON D.C, United States of America

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning – after nearly two years in the post.

US President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had done “an incredible job”.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor -one of the few women in the Trump cabinet -gave no reason for her exit, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.

Mr Trump said he would name a replacement in two-three weeks.

The President said he would consider the candidature of Dina Powell  his former deputy security council adviser – and added that his daughter Ivanka “would be dynamite” as ambassador, but that he would be accused of nepotism if he chose her.