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US Politics: Antony Blinken replaces Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State – BBC News

Antony Blinken: Who is America’s new top diplomat?

By Barbara Plett Usher –BBC State Department correspondent – BBC News 

Antony Blinken addresses a welcome ceremony after arriving at the State Department in Washington DC. Photo: 27 January 2021 REUTERS
 Antony Blinken is a veteran diplomat who’s on home turf in the department

This is the third time I’ve witnessed a new secretary of state enter the building.

For Donald Trump’s envoys – Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo – the lobby was packed, infused with a mixture of apprehension and hope.

For Antony Blinken, the lobby was nearly empty because of Covid protocols – but the absent presence of the diplomatic corps was infused with a sense of relief.

READ MORE – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55836461

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