US Ambassador to Panama Resigns

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post citing personal differences with the Trump administration.

John D Feeley was sworn in as ambassador in January 2016 and submitted his letter of resignation in December 2017, which indicates that he cannot perform his duties given current US policy.

In an excerpt from his letter read to the press, the career officer wrote: “As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President 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.”

His resignation is to take effect as of March 9th of this year.

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