Envoy for North Korea anticipated to get No. 2 State Dept. job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. particular envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is anticipated to be nominated this week to be second-in-command on the State Division.

Biegun has had a distinguished position within the delicate negotiations that led to historic conferences between President Donald Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un.

Two Trump administration officers stated Monday that the envoy is more likely to be nominated as early as this week to interchange John Sullivan as the highest aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Sullivan has been chosen to be the subsequent U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Biegun’s nomination was apparently delayed by turmoil within the administration over the dealing with of U.S. coverage in Ukraine, which is on the middle of the impeachment inquiry.

His nomination requires Senate affirmation.

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