FILE PHOTO. Victoria Nuland during her visit in Kiev, Ukraine. ©Serg Glovny / Global Look Press
Democratic President-elect Joe Biden plans to name US foreign policy veterans Wendy Sherman and Victoria Nuland to be the No. 2 and No. 3 officials at the State Department, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday (5 January).
Sherman, a key negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Republican President Donald Trump abandoned, is to be tapped for deputy secretary of state, the sources said, confirming a report that first appeared in Politico newspaper.
Nuland, a retired career foreign service officer who served as the top US diplomat for Europe, NATO ambassador and State Department spokeswoman, is to be nominated as undersecretary of state for political affairs, effectively the third-ranking US diplomat, the sources added, also confirming Politico’s report.
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Update #1: Biden to name Sherman, Nuland to top diplomatic posts: sources (Reuters)
Update #2: Biden to tap more Obama vets to fill key national security roles (Politico)
WNU Editor: Here is the video from 2014 where then US Undersecretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland was boasting that the US spent $5 billion over 20 years to subvert Ukraine …. Senior U.S. Diplomat Admits That The U.S. Has Spent $5 Billion To Influence The Ukrainian Government (February 27, 2014).
I do not have enough words to explain how much hatred of her exists in Ukraine.
She is also the senior US State Department official who pushed the fake Russian dossier by Christopher Steele that led to three years of fake news on Russian collusion and the Mueller Commission …. Victoria Nuland, Who Biden Will Reportedly Nominate For Top Government Post, Boosted Steele Dossier At The State Department (Daily Caller).
Not surprising. Russian media is having a field day on this appointment …. Biden’s Choice of ‘Hawkish’ Victoria Nuland for State Department Position is Ominous, Analyst Warns (Sputnik). More here …. Victoria ‘F**k the EU’ Nuland to make a comeback in Biden’s cabinet – media (RT).