Russia's negotiator on Iran appointed new US ambassador
MOSCOW, July 29 (AFP) Jul 29, 2008
President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed the man who was formerly Russia's top Iran nuclear negotiator as the new ambassador to the United States, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak, a career diplomat, was in charge of sensitive negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, as well as international disarmament issues and relations with the US in his ministerial role.
He previously served as Russia's ambassador to the NATO military alliance.
Moscow's previous ambassador to Washington, Yury Ushakov, left his post last month to join Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's cabinet. The move was seen as giving Putin a continued major role in shaping Russia's foreign policy.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.