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US ambassador to Panama resigns as he can 'no longer serve Trump'

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

In a major jolt to the White House, the U.S. to stepped down from his post, saying he no longer felt able to serve

announced his resignation in a letter to the State Department.

"As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour bound to resign. That time has come", according to an excerpt of the letter obtained by

However, the State Department, in a statement, said that Feeley retired for "personal reasons, as of 9 March this year".

A Paper reported about Feeley's resignation before the Trump's racist remark on the immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and countries.

Feeley was appointed to the diplomatic post by former US in July 2015.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 00:43 IST