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U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is set to name State De­part­ment spokes­woman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. am­bas­sador to the

United Na­tions, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

WASH­ING­TON (AFP) — U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is set to name State De­part­ment spokes­woman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

If con­firmed by the Se­nate, she would take over from out­go­ing am­bas­sador Nikki Ha­ley, who an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion in Oc­to­ber without of­fer­ing de­tails on why.

Nu­mer­ous re­ports in the U.S. me­dia — the first of which ap­peared in Bloomberg news — said Nauert would be nom­i­nated Fri­day, cit­ing sources close to the mat­ter.

Nauert, 48, has been touted for the post since Novem­ber.

Trump told re­porters last month the for­mer Fox News an­chor was “un­der very se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion.”

He added: “She’s ex­cel­lent, she’s been with us a long time, she’s been a sup­porter for a long time, re­ally — ex­cel­lent.”

Nauert joined the State De­part­ment in April 2017.

She has served un­der two sec­re­taries of state — Rex Tiller­son and her cur­rent boss Mike Pom­peo — and was des­ig­nated act­ing un­der-sec­re­tary for pub­lic diplo­macy and pub­lic af­fairs from March to Oc­to­ber 2018.

Ha­ley sim­i­larly had lit­tle for­eign pol­icy ex­pe­ri­ence when ap­pointed, although she had a na­tional name as the gov­er­nor of South Carolina.

Heather Nauert

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