U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is resigning

Jon Huntsman.
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United States Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has just submitted his resignation to President Trump, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Huntsman, who has served as U.S. ambassador to Russia since 2017 and was U.S. ambassador to China under former President Obama, says in his resignation letter that he is "honored" to have had the president's trust "during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations."

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