Wendy Sherman named acting deputy secretary of U.S. State Department

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria in GenevaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Monday named Wendy Sherman as acting deputy secretary following the retirement of William Burns last month, a spokesperson said. Sherman is the U.S. point person in the Iran nuclear talks. Despite Burns’ departure, he will remain involved in the negotiations between Tehran and six world powers involving the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China. “The Secretary has requested and the President has designated Wendy R. Sherman to assume all authorities and responsibilities of the Deputy Secretary, effective Nov. 3, 2014,” a U. …

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