U.S. President Joe Biden nominated William Burns to the Senate for approval as CIA director.
Burns was nominated by US President Joe Biden back in early January. According to Biden, Burns “shares his belief that intelligence should be apolitical.
Recall that under former President Barack Obama, Burns headed the U.S. delegation to the negotiations of “six” international mediators with Tehran on the Iranian nuclear problem. For three years, from 2005 to 2008, he served as U.S. ambassador to Russia.
If the Senate approves Burns, he will become the first diplomat to serve as CIA director.