Chris Hill Tapped as Ambassador to Iraq

By Nitya

Feb 2, 2009 1:50pm

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz Reports: The Obama administration has tapped Ambassador Chris Hill, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to Iraq.

Hill, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Korea from 2004 to 2005.  In Feb. 2005, Hill headed the U.S. delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue.

Vetting has been completed for Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels and former top commander in Afghanistan, as the new Ambassador to Afghanistan.

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