Jon Huntsman nominated as US ambassador to Russia

 Jon Huntsman nominated as US ambassador to Russia

US President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate the former Utah governor Jon Huntsman to be US ambassador to Russia.

"Governor Jon Huntsman has had a distinguished career as a politician, diplomat, and businessman," the White House said in a press release. 

"His robust record of public service includes service as U.S. Ambassador to China and to Singapore, Deputy United States Trade Representative, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development.  He was also twice elected Governor of Utah."

Huntsman, who is currently Chairman of the foreign policy think tank the Atlantic Council, ran unsuccessfully in the 2012 Presidential race.

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