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The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Tuesday US President Joe Biden's pick Tuesday to lead the State Department, making him the fourth Cabinet-level official to receive the chamber's blessing since Biden took office last week.
Axar.az reports that the final 78-22 vote clears the way for Anthony Blinken to become America's next top diplomat as Biden seeks to return the US to active multilateral engagement with the world.
Prior to Blinken, Avril Haines received confirmation to become the Director of National Intelligence, followed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
Blinken previously served in the Obama administration as deputy Secretary of State and deputy National Security Advisor. He worked with Biden personally as an advisor during his time in the Senate and while he was vice president.
2021.01.26 / 23:31