The American Ambassador to Panama Resigned Because of a Dispute with Trump

Frederick Owens
January 14, 2018

According to CNN, Ambassador John Feely has filed his application as early as the end of December.

"Given what happened in the last few days, people are wondering how are they going to be effective in an environment like this", said a USA official who works regularly with the State Department.

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign", Feeley continued.

In a carefully-worded letter to the State Department, US ambassador to Panama John Feeley detailed that he will resign effective March 9 because he "might not agree with certain policies" of Trump and his cabinet.

Trump interrupted the meeting and said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

The US State Department confirmed the departure of Feeley, saying he chose to "retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year", The Independent reported. The State Department later told reporters Feeley made a decision to resign back in December.

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Panama will join the dozens of countries that do not now have Senate-confirmed USA ambassadors in place, including key U.S. allies like South Korea, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

John Feeley, 56, who worked at the State Department for almost 30 years, announced his resignation in a letter to the State Department.

She alleged that the USA had abandoned human rights as a priority. He dedicated his career to public service first as an active-duty military helicopter pilot for the Marine Corps before joining the State Department in 1990.

Mr. Feeley is a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service and one of the Department's leading Latin America specialists.

Trump denies using the term.

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