Sullivan was nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, whose predecessor called U.S. -Russian relations difficult

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 Sullivan was nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, whose predecessor called U.S. -Russian relations difficult


WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Xinhua News Agency) - President Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, the White House said on Oct. 11.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: 6374560, container: ssp_, size: 300250, display: inline fix, async: true});))); the White House announced the news in a statement on the same day. Sullivan will not take office until approved by the U.S. Senate. Sullivan, 59, has served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State since May 2017, having previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice, Defense and Commerce. In early August, the then U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, submitted his resignation to Trump for personal reasons. In his resignation, Huntsman described the current U.S. -Russian relationship as historically difficult. According to US media reports on October 11, Huntsman left office a week ago. In recent years, US-Russian relations have been tense, and the two sides have been at loggerheads on issues such as Russia-to-Russia Gate, Ukraine, arms control and Syria. The United States imposed a series of sanctions on Russia, which were strongly opposed by the Russian side. Source: Xu Meng-NN7485, responsible editor of Xinhua

The White House announced the news in a statement the same day. Sullivan will not take office until approved by the U.S. Senate.

Sullivan, 59, has served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State since May 2017, having previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice, Defense and Commerce.

In early August, the then U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, submitted his resignation to Trump for personal reasons. In his resignation, Huntsman described the current US Russian relations as historically difficult. According to US media reports on October 11, Huntsman left office a week ago.

In recent years, US-Russian relations have been tense, and the two sides have been at loggerheads on issues such as Russia-to-Russia Gate, Ukraine, arms control and Syria. The United States imposed a series of sanctions on Russia, which were strongly opposed by the Russian side.