Nikki Haley has resigned as the US ambassador to the United Nations, according to media reports on Tuesday.
The Axios website reported that Donald Trump accepted Haley’s resignation on Tuesday morning after she first raised the issue with the US president at a meeting in the White House last week.
No reasons for her resignation were given, but the US president tweeted: “Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30am.”
Haley would not confirm the report to Reuters when asked about it during a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
A former governor of South Carolina, Haley has been one of Trump’s most high-profile lieutenants, acting as the international face of an administration that has lacked a clear foreign policy doctrine.
Earlier this year, she announced that the US was withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council, which she described as a “cesspool of political bias”.