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Biden to nominate Antony Blinken as US secretary of state



Biden to nominate Antony Blinken as US secretary of state

The United States President-elect, Joe Biden, is set to nominate veteran diplomat Antony Blinken as his secretary of state.

Reuters reports that Blinken’s nomination will be announced on Tuesday.

The diplomat is regarded as a defender of global alliances who will bring together skeptical international partners into new competition with China if nominated and confirmed to the role.

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Blinken, 58, served as the deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during Barack Obama’s administration.

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