Former US Senator and 2004 democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry was confirmed the new US Secretary of State. The US Senate voted 94-3 in favor of Kerry following the approval of his nomination by the Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called her successor, the “right choice”. Clinton is expected to leave her post on Friday, February 1 amid speculation that she will run for US President in 2016. During a confirmation hearing last week Kerry called for “fresh thinking” as he outlined his foreign policy agenda saying that “American foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone.”
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