Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Sergei Kislyak, a deputy Foreign Minister who represents Moscow in nuclear talks with Iran, as Russia's new ambassador to the United States.
Medvedev's decree was published on the ministry's web site (www.mid.ru) on Tuesday.
Kislyak, a career diplomat who was Russia's envoy to NATO in 1998-2000 after heading the ministry's security and disarmament section, will replace Ambassador Yuri Ushakov, who has moved to a senior government post.
Earlier this month Kislyak led the Russian team in Geneva during inconclusive talks with Iran and six world powers -- the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany.
Last Mod: 29 Temmuz 2008, 15:10