US ambassador to Germany formally steps down

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The United States’ ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell introduced on Tuesday he has resigned from his put up.

Grenell’s time period as ambassador to Berlin began in 2018. In February, rumors started circulating a few doable departure. While no cause was given for Grenell’s resignation, it has been extensively speculated that he might be part of US president Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign.

His time period was marked with controversy. A German politician known as for his expulsion, when he spoke in assist of right-wing politicians in Europe. He had criticized chancellor Angela Merkel for her refugee coverage. He additionally condemned the German authorities for contemplating permitting Huawei to construct its 5G networks, in addition to for not reaching the two% of GDP spending objective for the NATO alliance that the US seeks.

Grenell has had an energetic profession in US international coverage. In February, he was named by Trump to change into US’s performing director of nationwide intelligence. According to studies, he’s leaving this place as properly.

Previously, Grenell served as spokesman to former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, beneath the administration of ex-president George Bush.