▲ Up
 
17:12 30-05-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
U.S. envoys appointed by Obama denied extensions past Inauguration Day: New York Times
13:14, 06 January 2017, 1451
Twitterfacebookprint

AKIPRESS.COM - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors appointed by President Barack Obama to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, New York Times reported, citing several U.S. diplomats familiar with the plan.

The mandate issued "without exceptions", according to a State Department cable sent on December 23, threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain, the NYT reported.

In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions to allow a few ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months, the newspaper said.

A senior Trump transition official told NYT there was no illwill in the move, describing it as a simple matter of ensuring Obama's overseas envoys leave the government on schedule, just as thousands of political aides at the White House and in federal agencies must do.

Trump has taken a strict stance against leaving any of Obama's political appointees in place as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20, aiming to break up many of his predecessor's signature foreign and domestic policy achievements, the newspaper said.

Diplomats told NYT the order has thrown their personal lives into a tailspin, leaving them scrambling to secure living arrangements and acquire visas allowing them to stay in their countries so their children can remain in school.

Trump's transition staff was not immediately available for comment.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
17:00 Korea, Serbia, Indonesia, and Romania envoys deliver credentials to president of Kazakhstan16:39 Cyber security concept to be developed in Kyrgyzstan16:37 Life in rural Kyrgyzstan: First sheep dip opens in Alay district16:36 Kyrgyzstanis commemorate people who died of AIDS16:27 Russian Interior Minister to visit Mongolia16:20 Kazakhstan ratifies $80-mln loan agreement with IBRD on Social Health Insurance Project16:10 OSCE conducts training courses on gender stereotypes and leadership for young women from rural areas of Tajikistan16:05 Drivers of Kyrgyzstan might be obliged to have breathalyzers in cars15:54 Kyrgyzstan's 28 companies enter EAEU roster: 24 companies can export to Russia, 25 to Kazakhstan15:18 Death toll from thunderstorm in Moscow climbs to 1415:16 Minister of Economy of Afghanistan: "Tajikistan willing to expand investments in Afghanistan’s power projects"15:14 $1.5 bn loans account for energy sector: Chief of National Energy Holding14:54 Number of wild animals grows by 4 times in Chon-Kemin over last 3 years14:51 IT expo held in Bishkek on sidelines of Taza Koom conference14:39 Zoo-keeper killed by tiger in UK14:20 Mudflow destroys road connecting Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan14:18 President Atambayev receives Minister of Culture Kazakov14:12 Russia, Kazakhstan approve Kyrgyzstan's new biometric passport as travel document14:00 President of Kyrgyzstan extends condolences to President of Sri Lanka over devastating floods and landslides13:59 610 quake-affected houses in southern Kyrgyzstan to be demolished
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75