Kentucky Local News, Weather, Sports | Lexington, KY | WKYT

Obama Tasks Clinton to Step Up US Diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton starts her new job as
secretary of state today with a mandate from President Barack Obama
to step up diplomatic efforts and restore the nation's tattered
image abroad.
This morning she'll be joined by Obama at the State Department
where they'll address department employees together. Before that
the two of them will meet with Vice President Joe Biden and
national security adviser James Jones in a closed-door meeting.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says with "two wars abroad, a
complex and unpredictable crisis in the Middle East, the nuclear
ambitions of a volatile Iranian regime" and "the complexities of
dealing with North Korea," Clinton's swift confirmation was
imperative.
Clinton was confirmed by the Senate on a 94-to-2 vote yesterday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 38136619 - wkyt.com/a?a=38136619
Gray Television, Inc.