US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is resigning from his post effective October 3 and returning home to Utah, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Huntsman has been ambassador since 2017.
The former Utah governor reportedly plans to attempt another gubernatorial run.
Hunstman said he was “honored by the trust [Trump] placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations.”
During his time in Moscow, Huntsman sought to improve relations between the US and Russia. However, under him, both countries ordered the expulsion of diplomats, furthering souring relations.