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Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as next US ambassador to UN


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Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking on Aug. 3, 2016.

(JNS) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

The final vote was 78-20.

The 35-year veteran diplomat and Louisiana native will arrive in the backdrop of U.S. President Joe Biden's stated pledge to re-engage with the world body amid the coronavirus pandemic and its global economic fallout. She will be sworn in on Wednesday by Vice President Kamala Harris and present her credentials to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday.

Commenting on her confirmation, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken said that Thomas-Green...

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