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To be officials of the State Department John Sullivan, nominated as the next Ambassador to Russia: source

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Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan was nominated by President Trump, as Ambassador to Russia after the announcement that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will leave the post in October, a government offical said on Fox News.

Sullivan, a lawyer with a long history of Federal service, deputy secretary of state in may of 2017, if the Senate confirms him, 94-6. He briefly led to swear the State Department in the period between the former Secretary of State’s Rex Tillerson dismissal in March 2018, and Mike Pompeo in the following month.

Sullivan expects the nomination to be one of the most important Ambassador positions in the world only a few weeks after the hunters sent Trump a letter of termination and how the relations between Washington and Moscow remains on the edge.

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“American citizenship is a privilege, and I believe that the fundamental responsibility in the return of service from country to country,” said hunter, in the letter to Trump. “To this end, I am honored by the confidence you have placed in me, as the US Ambassador in Russia during this historically difficult period in the bilateral relations.”

The publication in Russia, hunter was the third as an Ambassador. He also served as Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and Ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011. In his letter, hunter, Trump called for a firm stance with Russia, said: “forward, we must continue to hold Russia responsible if its behavior threatens us and our allies.”

Hunter, the resignation to take effect. Oct. 3.

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Sullivan’s career in the government goes back to 1991, when he served as counselor to Assistant Attorney General J. Michael Luttig in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. During the administration of President George W. Bush’s administration, Sullivan served as deputy general counsel to the State Department, before the role of the general counsel of the Department of Commerce.

Sullivan is also the Chairman of the U.S.-Iraq Business dialogue-a economic Council during the Obama administration.

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