Several high-ranking diplomats from the U.S. state Department suddenly resigned on the eve of a likely approval by the Senate, proposed by President Donald trump candidacy Rex Tillerson to the post of head of this Department. This is with reference to its sources in Washington, writes The Hill.

Today, January 27, retired U.S. Undersecretary of state for management Patrick Kennedy, who under the new administration was going to continue to work in the budget and economic and logistics sectors. He held this position for nine years.

Two days earlier, suddenly their posts left a few assistants of the head of the state Department for administrative Affairs Joyce Barr, for consular Affairs Michelle bond, for the Europe/Eurasia Victoria Nuland and the head office of the foreign representative, gentry Smith.

“Coming into office as a result of the political appointment employees do not expect to occupy their posts indefinitely,” – commented the acting head of Department mark Toner.

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Neither the state Department nor officials publicly do not associate directly the resignations with the advent of the new presidential administration.

However, the newspaper notes, the dismissal followed a visit to the Agency have not entered into the position of Secretary Rex Tillerson who was spotted in the building earlier in the week.

Top diplomats resigned from the state Department before the decision of the Senate on Tillerson 27.01.2017

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