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Blinken says just 16% of U.S. ambassadors confirmed as of last week

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(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that not having a full national security on the ground was a huge problem and that as of last week, only 16% of America’s ambassadors had been confirmed. In a news conference during a trip to Indonesia, Blinken said the U.S. senate must act to confirm U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominees and said he had discussed the issue with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Martin Petty)

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