Conshohocken Native General Anthony Zinni has Resigned as the United States’ Special Envoy to Qatar

Conshohocken-native General Anthony Zinni resigned last week as a special envoy for the United States State Department. He was tasked by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with mediating the dispute between Qatar and neighboring countries.

Zinni has also served as a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Zinni is most noted for his military career, which included reaching the rank of general in the United States Marine Corps and serving at the Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command.

CBS News’ Margaret Brennan made several tweets about Zinni’s resignation:

Photo: United States Marine Corps