America’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, John Huntsman, resigned on Tuesday effective October 3rd of this yea, to possibly run for the governorship of his home state of Utah.
“American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service to country,” Huntsman said in his resignation letter. “To that end, I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations,” reported The Moscow Times.
The ambassador said that the U.S. “must continue to hold Russia accountable” when its behaviors threaten the country and its allies.
“While much of what divides us is irreconcilable, there are common interests we cannot ignore,” added The Moscow Times.
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