Burns Confirmed Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Politics | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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The US Senate confirmed the appointment of Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador to NATO and State Department spokesman, as under secretary of state for political affairs.

The under secretary of state for political affairs is the department's third-ranking job.

The Senate also approved David Welch, a former ambassador to Egypt who has served in Riyadh, Amman and Damascus, as assistant secretary for near eastern affairs, the top US diplomat on the Middle East.
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