Cindy Saine, Voice of America, Last Updated: December 07, 2018 3:41 PM; see also, for other commentary/reports (1)
FILE – State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017.
STATE DEPARTMENT —U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he will nominate State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
“She's [Nauert is] going to work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations. She'll be ambassador to the United Nations,” Trump told reporters at the White House early Friday. “She's very talented, very smart, very quick. And I think she's going to be respected by all.”
Haley announced in October she would be leaving the job by the end of the year.
Nauert joined the State Department in April 2017 after a career in broadcast journalism, first serving under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and then under current Secretary of State Mike P..
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So this is what we have come to. Our budding (and some budded) diplomats will, over the coming years, be let loose in the capitals of the world to tell whoever is willing to listen that Sri Lanka is a country like no other. (see 1)
In some ways it is truly a country like no other. The way some of our politicians conduct affairs and still others have their hands dipped in even more dubious deals leave more than a lasting stench in the civic nostril.
When one heard the other day about advice proffered by Minister Tilak Marapana to our diplomats in the making, it seemed that something was decidedly wrong. It seemed as though Minister Marapana had switched portfolios and had taken to promoting age-old products such as spices and tea — with or without sympathy — without even a word to us faithful followers of the political gymnastics that our leaders and the lesser political breeds engage in providing the world-weary..