New U.S. ambassador to Russia takes oath

New U.S. ambassador to Russia takes oath

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo administered the oath of new U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan, the U.S. top diplomat wrote on Twitter.

"Honored to swear in John Sullivan as the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia today," Pompeo noted. "I'm confident John will effectively lead the effort to strengthen cooperation and build a constructive relationship with Russia," he added.

Sullivan served as acting secretary on April 1 through 26, 2018 after Rex Tillerson’s resignation. In July 2019, Sullivan led the US delegation at the talks with Russia on strategic security in Geneva.

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