Obama Nominates New Ambassador to Libya

Who is Deborah K. Jones? The career diplomat has served as the U.S.c ambassador to Kuwait from 2008-2011. She’s also served in Syria, Turkey, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. She’s currently a scholar at the Middle East Institute. She has two kids and speaks fluent Arabic.

She was chosen to represent the American people “during this important stage of Libya’s new democracy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said today adding that she is a career foreign service officer “who has served admirably in diplomatic posts around the world.”

If confirmed, she would head the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, amid heightened tension and tighter security following the deaths of Stevens and four other Americans who were killed while visiting the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

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