Bengaluru, Nov 8: US President Barack Obama has nominated one of his deputy national security adviser Antony Blinken to become the number two to top diplomat John Kerry.
"I've known and worked closely with Tony for the past decade, starting when I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and he was its Staff Director.
For the past six years, I've relied on Tony in the White House, where I've come to have extraordinary respect for his knowledge, judgment, and inclusive approach to developing and implementing our foreign policy," Obama said.
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