U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to reporters about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Obama to announce John Kerry's nomination for secretary of state
Posted : Friday, 21 December 2012 10:39AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce his nomination of Senator John Kerry as secretary of state to succeed Hillary Clinton, senior administration officials said.
Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, had been widely tipped for the post as America's top diplomat after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration last week.
(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick)
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