State Department’s top arms control official leaving post

Politics

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson attends a panel discussion after a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) conference in Beijing, China January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. under secretary of state for arms control and international security, Andrea Thompson, is leaving her post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

“Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership skills will be missed,” Pompeo said in a statement.

Thompson submitted her resignation several days ago having decided that now was the right time to leave, said a person familiar with the matter. “She’s been in this administration since Day One,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Leslie Adler

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Pakistani airliner carrying 99 plunges into Karachi houses
Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller back to work after recovering from COVID-19
U.S. agencies ask FCC to rescind Ligado spectrum decision
Asian shares tick up, eyes on China-U.S. trade relations
As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *