United States ambassador to Panama says he can no longer serve under Trump

United States ambassador to Panama says he can no longer serve under Trump

United States ambassador to Panama says he can no longer serve under Trump

Throughout his 35 years in both the nation's Marines and Department of State, the ambassador dedicated his efforts to supporting integration and maintaining good relations between the Americas. My instructions clearly stated that if I did not believe in my ability to do so, I will have to resign, the time has come for it, "wrote Feely in his letter". In a letter, Feeley said his disagreement with the administration of President Donald Trump is the reason for his departure.

It's not clear what, if anything, prompted Feeley's decision, but he apparently told the State Department about it in December previous year.

Feeley's resignation puts an end to a long career at the State Department.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission John Feeley in Mexico speaks during a ceremony at a hangar of the Secretariat of National Defense in Mexico City, Mexico November 8, 2010. "There is a sense of duty to carry out what we've been trained", said one State Department official. In November, foreign service officer Elizabeth Shackelford, who worked in Nairobi for the US mission to Somalia, quit, writing a letter slamming the administration for abandoning human rights policy and its "stinging disrespect" of the foreign service.

"He is a career diplomat who has focused much of his work on Latin American and Caribbean issues, both in Washington and in the region", his bio reads.

Morale at the agency has flagged since Trump took office. Trump denied saying some of these comments after a period of silence, though Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has said that news reports have accurately described his immigration meeting with the president.

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