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Nephew of the ambassador to Iran and opponent of the annexation of Crimea: what is known about the new after the USA in Russia

Earlier, John Sullivan has already received agreman from Russia. When he takes up his new duties, it is not clear yet, he writes RBC.

The US Senate approved the candidacy of the new US ambassador to Russia. It was John Sullivan. This is stated in the official Republican Party Twitter in the US Senate. 70 members of the Senate voted for his candidacy. Against - 22.

The Department of State was not able to respond promptly to the Wall Street Journal's request for comment on Sullivan’s statement and when he would take over as ambassador. Russia previously issued an agreman (prior consent) to begin work as the head of the American diplomatic mission.

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Sullivan already had a short meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. This happened at the end of November on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers of the G20 countries. The future ambassador then made it clear that the warming of relations between the US and Russia depends on the Minsk agreements, the State Department reported then.

Sullivan will replace John Huntsman as the American ambassador to Russia. left the American diplomatic mission in Moscow in early October this year in connection with the decision to participate in the election of the Governor of Utah.

What is known about the new after

John Sullivan was born on November 20, 1959 in Boston (Massachusetts, USA). In 1981, he received his BA in History and Political Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Graduated from Columbia University Law School in New York in 1985, writes TASS.

In 1985-1986, Sullivan served on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. In 1990, he became assistant Supreme Court member David Suter. In 1991-1992, he served as an adviser to Assistant Attorney General John Michael Luttig. During the presidential campaign of 1992, he is among legal advisers at the campaign headquarters of Republican George W. Bush.

In 1993, Sullivan became a partner at Mayer Brown Law Firm in Washington.

In 2004, Secretary of Defense John Rumsfeld appointed Sullivan to the position of Deputy Chief Counsel. The following year, Sullivan went to work in the Department of Commerce, where in 2005-2007. served as chief legal adviser. After that (2007-2009 gg.) Was Deputy Minister of Commerce. In this position, he led government delegations during negotiations in China, Israel, Georgia, Azerbaijan and other countries. In 2010-2016, he was chairman of the special government committee on economic relations between the United States and Iraq at the Department of Commerce.

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On April 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump nominated John Sullivan to the post of First Deputy Secretary of State. At Senate hearings, Sullivan spoke out harshly on the issue of Crimea's reunification with Russia in 2014 and accused Russia of meddling in the 2016 US elections. Then he said that the United States must "resolutely respond to the threat with all available means." Sullivan took office on May 24, 2017 after Senate approval. From April 1 to April 26, 2018, he served as Secretary of State in connection with the resignation of Rex Tillerson. In July 2019, Sullivan led the US delegation to the strategic security talks with Russia.

On 11 on October 2019, the Trump administration announced that the president had nominated Sullivan for the post of United States Ambassador to Russia.

He is married with three children in his family. John Sullivan is the nephew of William Sullivan, the last US ambassador to Iran (1977-1979 years).

ForumDaily wrote earlier:

  • Tramp chose Huntsman to the post of ambassador to the Russian Federation in his first year at the White House. It is reported that even then, Huntsman was going to remain in this post for two years.
  • In the 2018 year, Huntsman was persuaded to resign after Helsinki Summit with Trump and President Vladimir Putin. Then it seemed that Trump had sided with Putin regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 elections of the year. But Huntsman said he would continue serving in the “fragile” era of US-Russian relations.
  • 6 August 2019 US Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman submitted President Donald Trump resignation letter. And 3 October 2019 year left his post - exactly two years after he headed the US Embassy in the Russian Federation.

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