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  • U.

  • S President elect Joe Biden will tap William Burns, Ah, former career diplomat, to lead the CIA.

  • His transition team set on Monday over a 33 year career as a U.

  • S diplomat and eventually deputy secretary of state's.

  • Burns, who speaks Russian, Arabic and French, served in the Middle East and Russia as ambassador from 2005 to 2008 to the United States old Cold War adversary.

  • He led secret talks that paved the way to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal under former Democratic President Barack Obama.

  • That background will be critical at this spy agency in a new Biden administration, which has vowed to punish Russia if it is found responsible for a massive cyber breach affecting US government agencies.

  • The Kremlin has denied involvement.

  • We want to do everything we can to help.

  • Burns, who is currently president of international affairs think tank, will also help the Biden administration decide where it can cooperate with China and where to confront the rising Asian power.

  • Biden, who promised to pick a team of tested officials ready on day one, is unlikely to have a full complement of permanent national security officials when he takes office as his transition was delayed by Trump contesting the election, Burns must be confirmed by the U.

  • S Senate, where Biden's fellow Democrats narrowly hold the majority.


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Biden taps career diplomat Burns to lead CIA

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/11
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