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Trump to nominate Nauert as next UN ambassador

IANS  |  Washington 

US has planned to nominate State Department to replace as his new to the UN.

Trump is expected to make the announcement Friday morning, informed sources told

Nauert has been on the short list for to the UN since Haley announced that she was stepping down from her post in October.

Formerly a Fox News anchor, she came to the administration in 2017 with no prior government experience.

She will have to be confirmed by the to secure her position, where Democrats will likely grill Nauert on her qualifications for the position.

In her new role, Nauert would be responsible for maintaining international support for economic sanctions against and continuing the Trump administration's unflinching support for in the face of mounting scrutiny at the UN, reports

A former for ABC, Nauert joined Fox in 1996, originally as a and later as a co-host for "Fox and Friends".

Nauert has earned a reputation as a stalwart defender of the even through the turbulent tenure of Trump's of State,

A senior administration told said Nauert would be "an outstanding for the American people at the UN".

"She's hard-working, she's smart and she never gives up in advancing an agenda that works for the US," the said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 10:34 IST
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